Desert Messenger

December 16, 2012

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December 19, 2012 Hi Jolly Daze and ATV Parade to be held Jan. 5th Quartzsite, AZ - The 25th Annual Hi Jolly Daze and ATV Parade will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10am. The Town of Quartzsite is proud to be honoring Quartzsite's first ever Eagle Scout, Jeremy Kimberlin, who will serve as this year's Grand Marshall. The theme for this year will be "Mining in Quartzsite!" Enter your float, ATV, walk, dance, play your music, ride your bike, drive your car, RV, or walk the dog, but bring the whole family and your friends for a fun time. The parade will start at 10am. The parade starts at the Fire Station on E. Tyson. The Hi Jolly Daze Parade and activities afterwards at Town Park brings the residents, businesses, organizations and our Winter Visitors together to celebrate our winter season and pay tribute to Hi Jolly, the man who made our area his home for fifty years. Parade Entry Forms may be picked up at: Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall and the Readers Oasis Book Store. There are No Entry FEES! Drop off the Entry forms at Town Hall, 465 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite, Arizona. Please return completed entries to Town Hall no later than Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Or download online at www. or For more information please call Quartzsite Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Quartzsite Community Thrift Store helps those who help others By Joanne Winer The Quartzsite Community Thrift Store was started over a year ago in the building behind Silly Al's Pizza (formerly Salvation Army). The mission of the thrift store is to raise money through sales of used and new items in the store to help other organizations help others. Since opening in March of 2011, the store has been able to help many local organizations with funds, and they have so far been able to give out $8500.00 to groups like the Fire Dept., Parks and Rec., Isaiah 58 Project, Scholars' Academy lunch program, Quartzsite Elementary School, Alliance Church youth camping trips, the Food Bank, the Senior Citizens Center, and funds for the First Assembly of God Church for their emergency supplies in case of power outages, etc. They have also given funds to Search and Rescue to help them with their needs. These funds were possible thanks to all the donated items that come into the store for resale, and the volunteers at the store wish to thank everyone who brings things in so they are able to sell them and help these and other organizations help others in need. If you have items to donate, please bring them by the store during open hours if possible--Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you cannot get there during Page 3 these times, or if you need things picked up, you can call Jini Dill at 927-6039 or cell 928-916-7338. All donations are greatly appreciated. No beds or large appliances please, and only things in good working order. Come on in and meet some of the best volunteers in town, and look on the display board at the front of the store to see where the money has been going--they will keep adding more photos and names as more funds are given out. This store is totally run by volunteers, and they are really making a big difference in helping these Quartzsite Massage & Body Works Licensed in Swedish, Healing Touch, Deep Tissue, and Certified Medical Massage for Arthritis organizations whose funds have been limited to still do what they can to help others. Thanks also to everyone who shops in the store and helps in this way!! Experienced HANDYMAN Residential and RV Plumbing & Electrical Service & Repair. Minor Carpentry & Yard Work. All Work Guaranteed - Call Elinore 928-458-0049 FREE Estimates! • Qtz. Business Licensed AZ #MT07050 Call Bud 928-583-3905 for Appt. PUBLIC NOTICE Need Cash? Jim Buys in Quartzsite! We pay top dollar for: Scrap Gold, Gold Coins, Dental Gold, All gold Marked 10K, 14K, 18K Foreign coins, Silver coins, Old U. S. Coins, Proof Sets. All Type Coins, Old U.S. and Foreign Paper Money, Famous Autographs. OPEN 7 da a we ys ek! JIM BUYS GOLD Conveniently Located Directly across from McDonald‛s in Quartzsite! OPEN YEAR ROUND! 1240 W. MAIN ST. • QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA

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