Desert Messenger

March 19, 2014

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6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 10 Golf 11 Restaurants 20 GRAND Photos 21 Voices from the Past 22 Adventures w/Rocks 24 Churches 26 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 27 Arrest Report 28 Puzzles 29 Classifi eds 30 Paul Winer Comic WHAT'S INSIDE • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, MARCH 19 TH , 2014 VOL. 10 # 192 N�� �� ��� 10 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 10 10 Alwa y s FREE! �����| S������ R��� G�����-B��� SEE GRANDS PAGE 26 WE ACCEPT ����� | B����� M����� | T�� G���� G�������� The GRAND Gathering weekend a huge success By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - The Grand Gathering was held this past weekend, March 6th – 9th, 2014, in Quartzsite, Arizona. Events were geared for GRAND Parents and Great GRANDS and their families to create memorable moments together. Orga- nizers of The GRAND Gathering report that 631 people participated in Sunday's GRAND Finale event, the Guinness Record Attempt of the World's Largest Human Letter "Q" at Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA). Guinness told the group they needed at least 501 participants to be considered for the record. Verifi cation by Guinness can take up to 12 weeks. Kicking off the GRAND Gathering, was the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Memorial Wall arriving in Quartzsite Wednes- Guinness attempt held Sunday, March 9th AVTT Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Opening Ceremony at Desert Gardens

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