Desert Messenger

January 18, 2023

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WHAT'S INSIDE 5 Gold Show 5 Camelpalooza returns 5 High Tea 6 Editorial 6 Town Texting 7 Letter to Editor 7 Hospital celebrates 50 years 8 Desert Flyers Fly-in 8 The Salvation Army Update 8 Food Bank Updates 9 QES Students of the Month 9 Rick Nelson Remembered 10 Gardening with Dennis 10 Art Guild Updates 11 AARP Tax Aid 11 Quilt Show 12 Big Tent 40th year! 12 Assessor's Corner 21 Hi Jolly Daze Parade 21 Blood Drive 22 Around Town 23 JAMS & Band Schedules 24 AA Meetings 24 GFWC Salome 24 Special Election 25 Sites to See 25 In Memoriam 26 Puzzle 27 Calendar of Events 28 Classifi eds 28 Paul Winer's Cartoon 28 Puzzle Answers 31 PHOTOS • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 January 18, 2023 VOL. 19 # 354 Alwa y s FREE! ����� | S���� B���C�� N�� �� ��� 1 9 t h YEAR! SEE PARADE PHOTOS PAGE 31 Quartzsite, AZ - January in Quartzsite is like no other place on earth, even during COVID-19! Deals and vendors dis- playing their treasures and delights are everywhere around town! All shows have free admission and free parking avail- able. You can shop for Gems, Rocks, Minerals, Arts, Crafts, Hobbies, Jewelry, Silver and Goldsmithing, Faceting, Pre- cious Metals, Antiques, Coins, Lapidary Tools, RVs and Supplies, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, and delicious Foods to amaze you, too! The "Largest Gathering of RVs and RVers" is happening right now all over town! Desert Gardens International Gem & Mineral Show, Hi Ally Swap Meet, Tyson Wells Market Centre & Showgrounds, Prospectors Panorama, Quartzsite Showgrounds, Vendors on Main Street, Main Street Traders, Main & Central are in full swing. The 57th Annual Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show will be held Wednesday through Sunday, January 18-22. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily, located right in the middle of town! With over 500 vending spaces outside, inside and under cover, vendors are selling 75% rock related materials. Learn more at It's Show Time in Quartzsite! Tyson Wells hosts their 45th Annual Sell-A- Rama opening Friday, January 20 - 29. Like the Rock & Gems Show, the Sell-A-Rama showcas- es the rock, gem, & mineral vendors and adds Art & Craft vendors also. The Sell-A-Rama has over 850 vendor spaces which equals roughly 2.2 miles of aisle frontage. In 2012 this will be the 34th annual show. You can fi nd just about anything in this 25 acre show.Stay around for the Arts & Craft Show February 3 - 12. Learn more at The 40th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, or as we fondly call it, "The Big Tent" is open Jan- uary 21 - 29. Hours are 9am-5pm (til 3pm on fi nal day) Free admission and Free parking. This 9-day event will have informative seminars and work- shops, all types of RVs on display/sale, vendors with state-of-the-art camping gear, RV parts, accesso- ries, campgrounds/resorts, new products, RV clubs, local, state, national and federal organizations, as well as industry experts who will be available to an- swer any questions you might have. This huge tent located on the south side of town on 20 acres at 700 S. Central Blvd. Visit Rubber Tramp Rendevoux (RTR) returns to Quartzsite thru January 20th. This year's event will be held at the Ballfi eld at Quartzsite Town Park. Visit Camelpalooza is January 21st. See details on Page 5. Be sure to check out for all the year-round events. Individual Winner: Lady Bug and Caesar "Camel-Dog" drew lots of attention at the Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade It's Show Time in Quartzsite! Visitors!

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