Desert Messenger

December 15, 2010

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D������� 15, 2010 ���.D�����M��������.��� Hi Jolly Daze Parade set for Jan. 8th The 23rd Annual Hi Jolly Daze Pa- rade will be held on Saturday, Janu- ary 8, 2011 at noon. Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) in cooperation with the Town of Quartzsite and many sponsors is planning the best parade in years! The theme this year is “Quartzsite Rocks”. Enter your float, walk, dance, play your music, ride your bike, drive your car, or walk the dog, (there will be a “Pet Parade” within the parade), but bring the whole family and your friends for a fun time. The Hi Jolly Daze Parade and activi- ties afterwards at Town Park brings the residents, businesses, organiza- tions and our Winter Visitors together to celebrate our winter season and pay tribute to the man who made our area his home for fifty years. In the mid 1850’s Hadji Ali, better known as Hi Jolly, came with his cam- els to our desert area. He served the United States Army in an experiment to use the camels as beasts of burden. However, the camels were not com- patible with the Army mules and the American Made! Christmas Bake Sale experiment was cancelled in 1864. But, Hi Jolly remained in our area until his death in 1902. In 1935 the Governor of Arizona dedicated a mon- ument in his honor, at the site of his Quartzsite grave. This monument, known as “Hi Jolly’s Last Camp” is one of the most visited spots in South- west Arizona. It is newly registered as a Historic Site. Quartzsite is still to this day one of the most visited spots in Arizona. The parade will start at 12:00 NOON. The parade starts at the Fire Station on E. Tyson, heads east, then south on Plymouth ending up at Town Park where there will be lots of fun for the whole family. Parade Entry Forms may be picked up at: Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall and the Li- brary. Drop off the Entry forms at Town Hall. Please turn in entries by Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Please call Quartzsite Town Hall for more information at 928-927-4333. Flags Galore ‘N More Flags * Flag Poles * Windsocks D & J Military LET US HELP YOU REPLACE YOUR LOST MILITARY PATCHES & MEDALS! U.S., Japanese, German & Russian Custom made GI Dog Tags while you wait! BUY -- SELL --- TRADE We accept Visa & Mastercard COME SEE OUR LARGE INVENTORY OF ORIGINAL MILITARY COLLECTABLES: • Medals • Patches • Badges • Helmets • Knives • Bayonetes • Swords RICE RANCH C-1 • thru February • 208-573-5596 Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 18 at General Store There will be a bake and candy sale held at the General Store on Dec. 18 starting at 9 a.m. There will be lots of great holiday treats and homemade candies if you are looking for some- thing special for your holiday events. Come on by and indulge your sweet tooth!! P��� 3 “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” - Charles Schulz ANTENNAS for FREE TV! works in Quartzsite area! Tyson Wells Center Space #5 • 121 W. Kuehn 302-531-6401 General Store Quartzsite FOR ALL YOUR GROCERY NEEDS! OPEN 7 DAYS 8AM-6PM SALES RUN THURS.-SAT. (NEW FLYER TUES.) 410 E. MAIN ST. Fresh Meats (retail & wholesale) 928-927-6310 Tyson Wells Rice Ranch Space A-30 520-686-2105 Rock & Gem Show Jan. 7 - 16, 2011 Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama For a FREE Mary Kay Facial contact Peggy @ space A-30 • 520-686-1556 Art & Craft Fair Feb. 4 - 13, 2011 Tyson Wells Centre Open October - March Tools & Vendor Supplies, Giftware, T-Shirts, Ice Cream, Watches, Hamburgers, Vitamins, Women’s Fashions, Groceries, Socks, Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Yarn, Crystals, Crafts, Much More! 121 W. Kuehn Blvd., Quartzsite • 928-927-6364 P.O. Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 • Jan. 21 - 30, 2011 Tyson Wells A.P.S. Pay Station AZ Lottery & Pick Fish & Game Licenses Beer & Wine

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