Desert Messenger

January 17, 2024

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WHAT'S INSIDE 5 Meet In Q Food Bank Fundraiser 6 Editorial 6 Desert Messenger 20th Anniversary 7 Town Vision Statement 7 Letters to Editor 7 Tyson Wells Food Bank Fundraiser 8 Food Bank Updates 8 Food Handlers Classes 9 QES Students of the Month 9 Museum Updates 9 Quilt Show 10 Gardening with Dennis 10 Blood Drive 10 Town Texting 11 The Salvation Army Update 11 Gold Show 12 Desert Flyers 12 Arizona State Trust Land 21 Around Town 22 GVWC Women's Club 22 Music 23 QMDC Donations 24 AA Meetings 24 Free Fire Alarms 24 Short Term Rentals 24 Spin Poi Classes 25 Calendar 25 Nancy's Kitchen 26 In Memoriam 26 QuartzFest 2024 27 Classifi eds 27 Paul Winer's Cartoon 28 I-10 Paving updates 28 BLM Prescribed Burns 28 Senior Craft Shows 30 Photos 33-48 ONLINE SPECIAL SECTION "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" 928-916-4235 January 17, 2024 VOL. 20 # 366 Alwa y s FREE! N�� �� ��� 20 t h YEAR! QUARTZSITE I ����� | P��� B������� January 17 January 17 It's Showtime in Quartzsite, Arizona By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - Now open and in full swing are the following: Desert Gardens International Gem & Mineral Show, Hi Ally Swap Meet, Tyson Wells Market Centre & Showgrounds, Pros- pectors Panorama, Quartzsite Showgrounds, Vendors on Main Street, Main & Central, and Corner Marketplace. The 58th Annual Quartzsite Improvement As- sociation (QIA) Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show is open Wednesday through Sunday, Janu- ary 17-21. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily, lo- cated 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 Tyson Wells hosts their 46th Annual Sell-A- Rama January 19-28. Like the Rock & Gem Show, the Sell-A-Rama showcases the rock, gem, & mineral vendors and adds a wide variety of vendors also. The Sell-A-Rama has over 850 vendor spaces which equals roughly 2.2 miles of aisle frontage. You can fi nd just about anything in this 25 acre show. Stay around for the Arts & Craft Show happening Febru- ary 2 - 11. Learn more at www. The 41st Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, fondly called, "The Big Tent" is open Jan- uary 20 - 28. 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 The Rubber Tramp Rendevoux (RTR) returns to Quartzsite and runs thru January 19th. This year's event will be held at the Ballfi eld at Quartzsite Town Park. Visit Quartzsite Gold Show returns Feb. 9-11 at QIA. Be sure to check out for all the year-round events.

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