The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

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February 8, 2014

The GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 9.

Quartzsite-tgg-shirt-graphicSo many Grands and Great-Grands are expected, organizers hope to set a new world record.

The Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) and Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) are spearheading plans for special events for this exciting four-day event.

John Hendrix, of QIA, brought forth the idea to help extend the winter season.

“I was just thinking, what we have most in Quartzsite are grandparents, so why not have a celebration for them?”

Hendrix began sharing his idea with others and the event has grown as more people and organizations learn of the plans.

The goal is for every club, organization, and charity to participate in a variety of events in early March while putting Quartzsite “back on the map in a positive light,” said Hendrix.

Many Quartzsite RV Park owners/managers are offering special discounts for The Grand Gathering.

Walking the displays at The Main Event. If you can’t find it at Quartzsite, then you don’t need it. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Walking the displays at The Main Event. If you can’t find it at Quartzsite, then you don’t need it. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The event features food, seminars, sales, live entertainment, a 5K and 10k walk/run, and a classic car show.

Town-wide events being planned include a Senior Fair, AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, Antique Car Show, Concerts by Rex Allen Jr. and Paul Winer; GRAND Bingo events, a GRAND JAMboree, Town-wide Yard Sales, GRAND Breakfasts, 5K/10K Volkssport Walk, PNQ’s famous GRAND Rock Art Auction, fun-filled dances, and more.

The event starts March 6 with a library book sale and an opportunity to visit the AVTT Vietnam Memorial Wall at Desert Garden RV Park in Quartzsite. Rex Allen, Jr., will conduct a concert at the Quartzsite Improvement Association compound.

March 7 features town-wide garage sales and a “Grand Breakfast” at the senior center along with two bingo events. A jamboree with beer garden takes place at the Town Park followed by Paul Winer in concert.

March 8 offers a flurry of activity from a community church service, senior fair at Town Park , another “Grand Breakfast,” a 5K and 10K run/walk, and an Antique Show.

A rock art show is also planned along with dancing at the QIA. Harry Luge will be in concert.

For information about RV parks and campgrounds, check out Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory.

Worth Pondering…

Quartzsite = $400,000 diesel pusher motorhomes towing $40,000 SUVs looking for free camping.

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  1. Sherri Eley

    Been to Quartsite, and found it a depressing place. NOT MY CUP OF TEA… for Rving.