Desert Messenger

May 4, 2011

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M�� 4, 2011 the rest of the story... Ribbon cutting at Thrift Store... [Editor’s note: in April 20th issue of Desert Messenger, part of this story was inadvertently left out. Here is the whole story reprinted. The Desert Messenger apologizes for any incon- venience that may have caused.} By Joanne Winer A ribbon cutting and grand open- ing was held on Saturday, April 9th to welcome the new Quartzsite Commu- nity Thrift Store. The Thrift Store is located behind Silly Al’s at the end of Showplace Lane in Quartzsite, where the Salvation Army has been for the past 10 years. The Salvation Army has moved to their new location on Moon Mountain Road, and is building a new facility that should be open this fall. The new thrift store is being run by volunteers, and all of the monies raised will stay in Quartzsite and used for Quartzsite only. They are hoping to help other organizations, churches and schools with needed items that they cannot get funding for any other way. These include the Fire Dept., Police ���.D�����M��������.��� Dept., and Search and Rescue. These service organizations helping our com- munity deserve to have the best train- ing and equipment needed to do their jobs for us, and this will be the main focus of the new store. The store also hopes to help Isaiah 58 Project with feeding the homeless, as well as helping the students at the schools with food for breakfast and lunches that they don’t get now. They are also hoping that if there is not a program anymore through the Salva- tion Army to take kids to camp, they will help with that also, through the churches. The ribbon cutting ceremony was organized by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce. There were 65 people in attendance, as well as all the volunteers who are working at the store now. The town was represented by council members Jerry Lukkasson, Joe Winslow and Patricia Anderson, as well as Chief Jeff Gilbert, and Town Manager Alex Taft. Everyone welcomed the new store and said they hoped for a very successful venture that would help Quartzsite. Organizers would like to thank every volunteer for all their hard work in get- ting the store ready to open. It took a lot of hands and hearts to make it look like PHOENIX, AZ - The 2011 Season Pass is on sale now! In fact, if you buy before July 1, you will get access to our coun- try concert pre-sale in September. 2011 Fair Update: Concert lineup to date Trace Adkins 10/15 Billy Idol 10/16 Bret Michaels 10/22 Darius Rucker 10/27 Old School Jam 11/4 Martha On The Move Program - NEW! Martha Miday invites you to help her be an ambassador for the Fair! Take Martha with you on vacation, to the of- fi ce, on errands, to visit friends, wher- ever, so she can spread Fair joy to every- one, Download Martha On The Move HERE , take her with you, then defi - nitely capture the moment and email the pic to her at martha@azstatefair. com. 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A special thanks also to several businesses who made it pos- sible for them to open--K & B Tools, Jag Signs, Reader’s Oasis Books, Gen- eral Store, Bealls, Altamont Beads, and Bruce Hull. Also to several individuals who helped get the store ready--Mike Hobby from Isaiah 58, Dan Crofts, Te- resa at Paws, plus the gentleman from Brenda who made the new dressing room and the couple who wished to P��� 19 remain anonymous who just donated a new washer and dryer, and to all the volunteer workers who put in long hours getting the carpet laid, painting, cleaning and stocking. They are worth their weight in gold, and this new store would not be possible without all their dedication and support. The thrift store will be open from Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until fall; they are now on summer hours. Please bring any donations to the back of the store on business days only--do not leave by fence as this is not their property. They do not take large appliances or any mattresses. For further information, please call Joanne at 927-6551 or Jini at 927-6039. Community Saturday May 28th at Town Park Football Field @ 4:00pm Join the Fun! * Bar-B-Q * Vendors * Music * Beer Garden * Rock Painting * Water Slide * Hoosegow * Games, More! * Penny Auction Fundraiser for Quartzsite Food Bank Quartzsite

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