Desert Messenger

February 6, 2013

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GARDENS FROM PAGE 14 town hall if there was any place they could plant a tree or put in a bench in her memory. At that time the town had planned to put in a nature trail in the Town Park, and her parents were asked if they would be interested in pursuing this idea. There was a group of gardeners who originally were going to do it, but they had disbanded. And so, the idea for a botanical garden in Celia's memory was born. With the complete approval of the Mayor and Town Council and Park Board, the family took on the project. It is totally a volunteer effort, funded through bake sales, fundraisers, and donations of items for the Gardens. The Gardens has been an ongoing project for the past 17 years. It has grown to include 20 acres of the park, and has many wonderful trails and thousands of plantstrees, bushes, cacti and more- that have been added over the years. OPEN 7 AM - 8 PM DAILY 1099 West Main Street This project has become a labor of love for everyone who has ever been involved in it. Many groups have become involved in helping and many volunteers have been working on it for many years. They all put their hearts and souls into making it such a special place to remember loved ones, that it is now one of the biggest free botanical gardens in the state. It has been visited by thousands of people over the years, and new things are being added all the time. There are many very special areas and even a 200 seat amphitheater, veterans' area, pioneer village, rock and gem pavilion and much more. There is so much more to know about the Gardens. You can read about it on the Internet, or in the many articles which have been written over the years. Or, you could just go to Readers' Oasis Bookstore and talk with her parents, Paul and Joanne, or almost anyone in town who knew here, and you will see why all this hard work has made this such a special place. It is a gift from them to the Town Bad Boys Cafe BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Quartzsite, Arizona 928-927-8600 Call for TAKE-OUT NEW Expanded MENU Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn, space 23 Open daily 7am-2:30pm Breakfast Starting @ Closed Christmas Day Check weekly specials at Breakfast Served All Day! $2.99 across from Gamblers Bring this ad in for 50¢ OFF one bag of Kettle Corn www. for helping them get through some very hard times after her death. They just want to make this special place available to anyone who shares her love of nature and the environment. Make sure to take a camera when you visit there- you'll find some wonderful things you will want to remember, too. The Gardens are located north of the Pavilion in Quartzsite Town Park. Follow signs off Plymouth Ave. Be sure to check out the Walking Tour Map online at MOUNTAIN QUAIL CAFE Open Year-round for all holidays! 490 N. Moon Mt. Ave., Quartzsite (corner of Moon Mt. & Quail Trail) Home Style Cooking! • Thurs. Italian Night • Friday Fish Special • Sat. Prime Rib Open 7am - 7pm 7 DAYS/ WEEK Enjoy our Famous Bread Pudding! 928-927-8890 X Quail Trail N B-10, Main St. SWEET DARLENE'S SUGAR FREE! BACK The TE WE'RELocatedINatTOWN! A Quartzsite Marketplace M LTI ttle U e 50 E. Kuehn #12 K Page 15 Hwy. 95, N. Central Moon Mountain February 6, 2013 RESTAURANT & BAKERY BREAKFAST SPECIALS NOW OPEN! 6:30am - 11 am C OFFE $ 99 E 12 noon - 7 pm 56250 Hwy 60 Vicksburg area 928-859-3054 Starting at 3 ONL Y 50 OPEN at 6:30 AM Open Daily 6:30am - 7pm ¢ 776 E. MAIN ST., QUARTZSITE (at the I-10 Exit 19 off ramp) 928-927-9338

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