QUARTZSITE AZ LIVING

Living or Visiting in Quartzsite 

Quartzsite has about 3,600 residents in our small town that stay all year. I like to think of us as the “Sun Birds”.  When the winter season comes we have the “Snow Birds”.  An estimated 2 million visitors and 1000’s of RVer’s staying here.

WELCOME TO QUARTZSITE

WELCOME TO QUARTZSITE

We have so much going on all the time it is hard to keep up with it all.  I will try to help you find out just what there is to do here.  It might be finding the swap meets or a local grocery store.  If you have time there is always an organization that could use a volunteer.

New Quartzsite Visitor Guide Is Here!

The new Visitors Guide is here and it is full of information of what to do, when it is going on and where to find it.

There is a list of all the businesses in town with some of them have ads.

A community calendar of events for the season.

Phone numbers of the show lots.

A good map showing what is at the town park and the show lots.

And a lot more information about Quartzsite, AZ.  Great job putting this together Rain at the http://www.desertmessenger.com/.

This is a must have if you are in Quartzsite or planning on visiting our wonderful town.

http://www.epageflip.net/t/174782-quartzsite-visitors-guide

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Memorial Day Picnic In The Park 2015

Mark your calendar for Memorial Day Picnic in the Park!
Monday, May 25th starting at 3pm
at the Pavilion/Dance Slab at Town Park.

Some events are still being worked on, too.

FREE event for the community!

WANTED: IDEAS for fun events as in the past.

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS! Need help with some of the events, set-up, clean-up, etc.

WANTED: Non-Profits, groups, clubs, churches, etc. to add to the fun. Think: raffles, bake sale, free games, etc.

VFW will be cooking delicious hamburgers & hot dogs.

Post ideas on https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuartzsiteChatter/ and/or Contact Carol Kelley at 928-785-7187.  Also watch the Desert Messenger for more information.

Beef Extravaganza Fundraiser For The Friends Of The Quartzsite Food Bank

Had a great turnout at the Beef Extravaganza Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who came. Thank you to all the volunteers who made salads, beverages, dessert and helped serve it all. Thank you to the young men from the local scouts and the LDS Church who helped us setup, serve and cleanup. Thank you to Lyle and Marie for cooking the tastiest roast beef (visit their BBQ stand at Tyson Wells). Thank you Kym Scott for donating the building. Thank you Desert Messenger, KBUX and Jenny for your advertising. This community ROCKS!

Quartzsite AZ Gold Show February 13-15

Don’t miss this show if you like prospecting, wearing or learning about gold!

Gold nuggets will be given away along with many other prizes every day!

Bigger and even better than last year!

Web page for more information for buying and selling. http://quartzsiteazgoldshow.com/

Facebook page for updates.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quartzsite-Gold-Treasure-and-Craft-Show/1387820058128776?ref=br_tf

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Who Ever Said There Was Nothing To Do In Quartzsite!

December 6th is going to be a busy wonderful day in Quartzsite!

Start your Saturday out by going to one of my favorite garage sales the Giant Yard & Bake Sale 9:00am at Covenant Lutheran Church

Shop for unique gifts at the QIA Craft Show from 9 to 1

Then go to the VFW 2nd Annual Chicknik BBQ 12-4pm at the Firestation

Support the Food Bank by tasting and voting for your favorite soup at the Soup and Chowder Festival 3-5:30pm at the QIA. Includes desserts, music and prizes.

Lighted Christmas Parade starting at 7pm ending at the Town Hall with cookies and hot chocolate.

Now end your night dancing at the QIA 7-10pm $4.

WHO EVER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO IN QUARTZSITE!

Silly Al’s Pizza Helps Out The Food Bank & You Save Money

Great idea, thank you Silly Als.

This is one of the first things I read today on Thanksgiving on Facebook from Silly Als.

December 1st we are having a food drive challenge for all the local businesses. For every 2 or more cans of useable food brought in we will give $1 off a food item. 1 per customer not to include any specials or already discounted meals. All of the food donated will go directly to our local food bank ( which is in dire need of supplies). For every 50 cans of food donated Silly Al’s will purchase a turkey to donate to a family on the food bank list. We challenge ALL local businesses to step up and help support our local food bank. After all can’t we all give a little bit more? Food challenge Dec 1-20. Thank you and God Bless America!!!

What a fantastic thing to do to help the food bank out.

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2nd Annual Chili & Cornbread Fundraiser

It was so good we ran out of chili!

We had a good turnout for our 2nd Chili & Cornbread Fundraiser for the Food Bank.

There was tasty Texas style chili with several different kinds of tasty cornbread and even a jalapeno cheese roll.

Several different types of homemade cookies and even brownies.

Young and old all turned out to help the Quartzsite Food Bank.

There was even a dragon blowing fire out front.

 

 

Celia’s Garden Spaghetti Dinner Was Attended By Many

Well that was fun.

Us volunteers worked hard and had a good time.  Some came early and some came later to help clean it up.  Our feet and backs may ache but our volunteering spirit is at an all time high.

If you have not tried volunteering at one of the many fundraisers and events going on in Quartzsite now is the time.  The next event I know about is Saturday at Tyson Wells for the Chili & Cornbread Fundraiser for the food bank.  Show up after 2pm and see how much fun volunteering can be.  Great way to meet new friends and find out what is going on around here.  After that on December 6  The Quartzsite Soup & Chowder Contest is going on and could us some volunteers starting at 1pm.

Well back to last night.  Food was plenty and the music was entertaining.  Here are some pictures to see what you missed and to remember what a great time it was.  Click on the picture to enlarge them and you are welcome to download them for your own enjoyment.

 

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Celia’s Garden Spaghetti Dinner Tonight Nov 18

Don’t miss dinner tonite at the QIA.

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Have you been out to Celia’s Garden?  This is quite a place.  There are memorials of loved ones from Quartzsite.  It is a lovely place to walk around with many interesting items placed throughout to remember their loved ones.

This is from a web page that tells the story of Celia, it also has a list of many of  the memorials.

A community working together to make a child’s dream come true.  Celia’s Rainbow Gardens, located in the Quartzsite Town Park encompasses 8 acres of the 40 acre park.  The gardens were inspired by the dreams of Celia Winer, an 8-year old girl whose goal in life was to make the world a better place.   Her love of nature, her desire to save the environment, and dreams of people working together have been taken to heart by this little desert community.

All plants, trees, cacti etc. will eventually have identification markers, and educational displays will also be included along the trails…

While the Garden is still a work in progress, you may go out there at any time to look around and see what is happening. Visitors who have been there before will notice a lot of changes, and there will be much more done by the end of this season. If you have never been there before, please feel free to come out and see what can be done with many helping hands and hearts….

Here are pictures of Celia’s Garden on the web and there are many.

Donations can be sent to:

Celia’s Rainbow Foundation
P.O. Box 1297
Quartzsite, AZ  85346

 

 

 

QIA 1st Craft Show Of The 2014 2015 Season

Busy and not everyone is even back yet in Quartzsite.

This is the first show of the season and it was so busy.  The inside was full of craft vendors and many crafts and garage sale vendors outside.

One of the reasons we were there was to inform the crafters about the Quartzsite Soup & Chowder Festival Food Bank Benefit  that will be after their next show in December.  We were even lucky enough to collect some donation for the drawings from some of the generous crafters.

Here are a couple of pictures from the show.

 

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Walk With The Past

So interesting.

The actors, our local town people, dress up as the people in the past who are in our cemetery and tell us about themselves.  This is one of my favorite events.  If you missed this you need to go next year.  I am always amazed at how good some of our locals can act.

This was a group effort, thanks to all involved, the Cemetery Board, Miss Dinice, all the actors VFW Post 769 Ladies Aux, Mark Church, Operation Hero Comfort and everyone. A special Thank You to George Wilson our Korean Veteran who came out in uniform and played the harmonica for us.

My camera’s setting must have got changed because they came out dark but I thought you might enjoy some pictures of the event.  There was a very good turn out by everyone.