Friday, October 21, 2011
Quartzsite Library closed Fri. Oct. 28 for Haunted House
Submitted By Joanne Winer
The annual Halloween Caravan for the kids of Quartzsite will be coming up on the 28th, starting at 2 p.m. The buses will be picking up the children and chaperones at the Town Hall by 1:45 at the latest, and permission slips must be filled out before anyone boards the buses. The children who are in school must have a permission slip filled out to get dropped off at Town Hall, and another permission slip to be able to board the bus at Town Hall (no exceptions). Permission slips are available at the Children's Library, Quartzsite Community Thrift Store, and at Town Hall. There is also a permission slip you can cut out on Page 23 in this issue of the Desert Messenger.
The caravan will leave promptly at 2 p.m. from Town Hall, so be sure to get there early and have your permission slips ready to show as soon as you can get there. Children can put their costumes on at Town Hall if necessary, if they get there early enough. Anyone wishing to set up a table to give out candy to the kids can do so at JRs RV Park--just call Anita Carlson and she will reserve a table for you--you must be there before 2 p.m. The buses will then take the kids all around the town to RV parks who have recreation halls, and to some businesses also who wanted to be included. The buses will return to Town Hall for the haunted house at the library.
This caravan has been going on for 20 years, and is a wonderful way for the kids to visit the people who wish to give out candy and be as safe as possible. Escorted by the Police and Fire Departments and other chaperones, it is the best way to get the kids their candy without having them running around the RV parks and streets. Judging by the number of people who set up tables, and the places on the route who have people waiting to see the kids, this popular event has so many who want to get involved every year that it is hard to fit them all in!! For more information about the caravan, please call Anita at 927-4292.
[Mayor Jose Lizarraga discussed the Caravan at Town Hall meeting on Wednesday. He said since the Caravan began, there has not been one child injured going trick-or-treating.]