10/16/2012 5:00:00 PM Quartzsite gearing up for another snowbird 'season'
Joanne Winer QUARTZSITE TIMES
QUARTZSITE - The hot weather is finally over and with the cooler weather now here, the town of Quartzsite is coming back to life after one of the hottest and worst storm seasons in years.
Every day you can see motorhomes and trailers entering into town, the first influx of winter visitors and vendors coming back to town. The swap meets are opening up and the booths can be seen getting set up and residents who have been gone for the past several months are coming back and getting ready for another "show season" in Quartzsite.
There are lots of activities planned for this fall and winter season to keep everyone as busy as they want to be.
New stores have opened up - Dollar General at the west end of town, Delights (gift shop) on Main St. E., and the new Chevron Travel Center is getting closer to being finished at the east end of Main St.
The campgrounds are getting ready for all the visitors who will be coming and several events have already been scheduled for this month, including the Spirit Walk at the Hi Jolly Cemetery on Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a spaghetti feed sponsored by the Covenant Lutheran Church, Isaiah 58 and the Food Bank will be held at the Isaiah Church on Moon Mountain Road on Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a benefit for the Food Bank, and everyone is invited.
Lots of activities have been planned for November and December, including the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Celia's Rainbow Gardens on Nov. 13 at the Q.I.A., the 4th annual Rockin' in Quartzsite Celebration of the Arts rock painting exhibition and reception on Nov. 3, and the Santa's Workshop Arts and Crafts Festival on Nov. 24 and 25.
Applications for entry into this festival can be picked up at the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce at 110 W. Main St. or call 928-927-9321. Inside spaces are almost filled but there is lots of outdoor room and a few inside spaces left.
Be sure to check with the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce for more information on any events coming up.
The office is now open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and maps, schedules for events and other information is available.