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January 18, 2012

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January 18, 2012 Thank you to all the participants and vol- unteers who made the Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade another huge success. This year, Joanne Robinson, of First Assembly of God Church, generously donated the funds for the live camel and handler to be in our pa- rade. What a treat! Joanne supports many local organizations quietly. She's a great as- set for Quartzsite! The camel came from The Camel Farm in Yuma, which was a huge hit both in the parade and at the park after for the festivities. Hundreds of pictures were taken of the camel and his handler in garb. The community is so proud of this year's Grand Marshall, Dinice Ross, whose hard work was instrumental in Hi Jolly Cemetery receiving National Registry status this year! Thank you to our Town Manager, Alex Taft, who helped with many last minute details, and our Quartzsite Police Dept. and local Ham Radio operators whose focus on safety was a must. A special "whoo hoo" thank you goes to Joannie Qualls, who answered the call and spent hours upon hours with pre- parade details, and for creating a wonderful after-parade event! Joannie has so much energy and helps all over town! Thank you to Musicians Donnie Miller and Karen, who entertained the crowd with their version of "Hi Jolly" and many other favorites. Violet Kiss was the MC of the parade, shar- Parade thanks ing bits and pieces of Quartzsite history, along with details on the entries. Quartzsite Fire Dept. and First Assembly of God provid- ed lots of delicious meals for folks at the park. The Quartzsite Historical Society held a bake sale with delightful treats. Mary Huntley and her volunteers sold Arizona Centennial of Quartzsite souvenir hats and bags along with raffle tickets for the beautiful Centennial Quilt. The Nugget Wranglers Gold Prospect- ing Club also sold raffle tickets for an Arizona Centennial quilt. Both drawings will be held on Feb. 11th after the ATV parade. Thank you Judge Kimberlin, of Quartz- site Parks Dept., who once again helped on his day off with set up and break-down at the park. Thank you to all the Judges who poured over the 40+ entries; Carolyn Guthrie, Richard Trusty, Sandee and Den- nis Wall, and Pat Weisner. A special thank you to PJ Bettmann who painted the rock slabs used for trophies this year. Thanks to Angie Masales, who helped with organizing and parade lineup. We will miss you as you enjoy your new life in Lake Havasu City. Thanks to Monica Timberlake for her help with planning and last minute multi-task- ing. Thank you to the folks from Quartzsite Yacht Club who presented an entertaining line dance. Thank you to La Paz Search and Rescue for showing off their new command center, opening it up for folks to tour. Thank you Anita Carlson for the use of your fun red ATV. Thanks also to Violet Kiss for the rebuilding the "Red Camel". Thank you Linda Ward, who made delicious treats and opened her home to us for meetings. Thank you Starr BearCat for documenting all the Quartzsite and Arizona Centennial events. Thank you to the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful cooperation! Thank you again to so many who helped make the Hi Jolly Daze Parade a success! Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear Arizona Centennial of Quartzsite and Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Nugget Wranglers raffle The Nugget Wranglers Gold Prospecting Club quilt raffle is going well. We now have 16 prizes including the famous Arizona Prospectors Centennial Quilt designed and sewn by member Sue Cleland. There are four gold nuggets, a gold mag- natite specimen with a large amount of gold showing, oak burl bowl, several din- ners about town, and many other beautiful donations. Tickets are on sale for a dona- tion of three for $5 at booth 73 inside at the QIA arts and craft show January 7 and at the meeting of the Quartzsite Metal Detec- tors January 4. Thank you Quartzsite for supporting a family oriented prospecting group. Drawing will be held at the February 11 Birthday Party in the Park. Page 31 WWW.DESERTMESSENGER.COM for Deadline Schedule and Current Rate Card. DEADLINE is WED. Jan. 25th for Feb. 1st issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 crazy suzy publishing & design Web & Print Services SINCE 1986 website design forums blogs ecommerce domain names hosting low cost printing & design Suzy Johnson Cell (805) 550-2804 Quartzsite, AZ SATELLITE ELECTRONICS INC. YOUR MOBILE SATELLITE SOLUTION CENTER SYSTEMS & UPGRADES ACCESSORIES OFF-AIR REPAIR WARRANTY REPAIR ON-SITE "Your RV-Home-Business" SALES & SERVICE N US 80 E. 32nd MCAS S SEI & RV Connection 4475 E. 32nd St. YUMA 4475 E. 32ND ST. (INSIDE RV CONNECTION) 928-314-3157 SATELLITE PEOPLE THE FRIENDLY QUARTZSITE 50 KUEHN ST. (ACROSS FROM GAMBLERS RV) 928-927-4311 N 1st Light S To Yuma/BLM To Parker I-10 E. / I-10 W. SEI. 55 Kuehn St. Gambler RV S10432677 S. 3 E S. 4 E S. 5 E

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