Desert Messenger

December 31, 2019

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 BBB Comes to Chamber 3 Open Meeting Law 4 Museum's Now & Then 5 Library Presentations 6 Editorial 7 Letters to the Editor 7 QIA Pow Wow 10 Bernie & Red 11 QIA 13 Food Bank updates 14 Wreaths Across America 17 Cowboy Church 17 Rock Club Special Speaker 18 Reluctant Ukelele Student 19 Restaurants 20 Around Town 22 HerbMama 27 Micheal Cullipher as Elvis 28 P & Z Hearing Planned 29 Sites to See 30 Blood drive 30 Museum News 32 Puzzles 33 Calendar 35 Lake Moovalya 38 OHV Decals 41 Nancy's Kitchen 42 Churches 44 Classifeds 44 Paul Winer's Cartoon 47 Photos of 2019 • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, January 1, 2020 VOL. 16 # 312 Now in our 1 6 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! January 1, 2020 Nancy's Kitchen ����� | C������� Q��������� S�������� A��� SEE SALVATION ARMY PAGE 8 Sharing and caring at Salvation Army Quartzsite, AZ - The Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade is planned for Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Parade starts at 11am and ends with food and activities. The Quartzsite Area Chamber of Com- merce & Tourism invites everyone to be part of the fun. The Theme this year is "Honoring Hi Jolly, Quartzsite's Famous Camel Driv- er." Line up is on E. Tyson St. near the Firestation starting at 10am. So get your party hats on and come out and enjoy the day! Gath- er your camels, fl oats, pets, bikes, dance & music groups, classic cars, off -road vehicles, bicyles, etc. and make this a great parade! This is a wonderful opportunity for busi- nesses to show off too! And the entry is FREE! All groups, orga- nizations, businesses, individuals, are encouraged to participate. Ev- eryone is invited to honor our past and our future. After the parade, enjoy festivities, food, at the Park with SKYHAWK's music! Parade entry forms are available at the Town Hall at 465 N. Plym- outh Ave. and Quartzsite Chamber & Tourism offi ce located at 1240 W. Main Street, across from McDon- ald's. For more information call the chamber at 928-927-5200. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hi Jolly Daze Parade planned for Jan. 11 By Lee-Ann Henle, manager A sincere message of amazing thoughtfulness and thank-you to so many….. Thanks to Elf Jolly Jan for packaging all the Angel Tree gifts. We had 125 Quartzsite children on our Angel Tree. Elf Lois was a tre- mendous helper too. The task is almost overwhelming, as many gifts were wrapped for the children. Keeping all the families organized is a tremendous undertaking. Thank you to QFD organizers Samantha and Savannah for orga- nizing the distribution of these 125 packages for the Angel Tree re- cipients. You were amazing! There were so many happy children all over town. Thank you to all the donors that shopped for the Angel Tree kids, you certainly earned your Angel wings. The Freedom Riders added so many toys to both the Angel Tree and our Santa event. We are so blessed with your generosity, too. Thank you QPD Offi cers Tanakeyowma and Gena along with the awesome QPD Explorers that did an awesome job of organizing our

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