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December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011 Hi Jolly Daze Parade planned for Jan. 7, 2012 The 24rd Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at noon. The Town of Quartzsite and many sponsors are planning the best parade in years! The theme this year is "Arizona thru the Century" with the Arizona Centen- nial year upon us. Enter your float, walk, dance, play your music, ride your bike, drive your car, ATV, RV, or walk the dog, but bring the whole fam- ily 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 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 monument 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 food, music and fun for the whole family. Parade Entry Forms may be picked up at: Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall and the Quartz- site Senior Center. No Entry FEES! Or download online at www.AZCenten- Drop off the Entry forms at Town Hall. Please turn in entries by Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Please call Quartzsite Town Hall for more information at 928-927-4333 or call Rain at 541-218-2560. You're Invited to a Gospel Meeting January 15 thru Jauary 22, 2012. Guest speakers: Wendell Seawright, Bob Smith, Paul Schlosser, Dave Fiddament, Steve Goad, Ken Blankenship, Gerald Molzahn "Eight Days of Spiritual Feasting" This year's theme is "Feed My Sheep" Quartzsite Church of Christ, 76 Emelia Ave, Quartzsite, AZ "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00pm Jan. 15 & Jan. 22 Evening Services Monday thru Saturday, 6:00pm Luncheon served after both Sunday Services. An afternoon of singing follows Jan. 22nd Service. Changing Hearts...Changing Lives (turn west just past Senior Center on Cowell, left on Emelia) Located at 76 S. Emelia St. Everyone is Welcome! "The Churches of Christ Salute You" Romans 16:16 665 W. Tyson Street, Quartzsite Pastor Bruce Swart 928-927-5808 Through Worshipping God & Serving Others Page 27 Curt Collins Contempory Christian Music Concert Saturday, December 17th at 7pm "God is my hiding place and my comforter— my sword, my shield," Curt Collins Love offering Fire Station Church

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