Grand Gathering - 2014

The Grand Gathering is a tribute to all grand parents on March 6-9 when we try to establish a Record with the help of Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite, the Town of Quartzsite and the QIA.


Guinness World Record Info


When we realized so many visitors to the Quartzsite area are either Grand Parents or Great Grand Parents it occurred to us we should do a tribute to them and try to establish the World's Largest Gathering of these wonderful visitors to our Quartzsite area every season.

It was March 6th through March 9, 2014 for the Quartzsite Event of the Year.

You did it Quartzsite - Largest Human Letter "Q" in Quartzsite!!!!

Commemorative Tee Shirt

Letter Q identical to rooftop of QIA building before 631 people entered it
Human Letter Q at the QIA
630+ People forming the Letter Q

What a HAPPY GROUP of people!!

Imagine that - over 630 people gathered March 9th at 2 pm to attempt a record gathering of the Largest Human Letter Q

Click any picture above or the link above right to see more pictures!

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Saturday Night 50's Dance at the QIA

On the Road Again Band at the QIA

On the Road Again is holding a fantastic 50's Dance tonight at the QIA!!!!

Be there or Be Square!!!!!



Grand Gathering Camels

Rex Allen Jr Kickoff Concert

Rex Allen Jr performed a fantastic "Kickoff Concert" for the Grand Gathering on Thursday afternoon to a huge crowd at the QIA


Howard, Sandy & Friends Performing for The Grand Gathering Fundraiser

Howard, Sandy and Friends performing for the Grand Gathering Benefit Concert
Ann soloing at the Grand Gathering Benefit
Cyril doing a solo at the Grand Gathering Benefit
Cyril and Dave performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit
Howard performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit
Howard & Sandy performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit.
Judy performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit.
Lenora performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit.
Lenora and Sandy performing at the Grand Gathering Benefit.
Sandy getting in trouble with Lenora
Jim thinks he's going fishin

Howard, Sandy and Friends gave a great concert at the QIA to help raise funds for the 1st ever Grand Gathering, right here in Quartzsite. The entertainers put on quite the show for everyone. The Concert was followed by a delicious Prime Rib Dinner with all the trimmings! Great job everyone - it was a great day at the QIA!


"The Grand Gathering" hosted Town-Wide Events on each day.

Wednesday

Daytime - AVTT Traveling Wall Veterans Motorcycle Escort from California border to Desert Gardens Show Grounds

Thursday

AVTT Travelling Wall - Quartzsite, AZ

8 am - Set-up AVTT Traveling Wall (Open to public after set up)

8 am - Library Book Sale @ Town Hall

8:30-9:30 am - Exercise Class @ QIA

9 am - 5 pm - The Grand Gathering Registration @ QIA

9 am - Noon - Crafts Painting Social @ QIA

10 am to Noon - Line Dancing - with Vernine Adkins at QIA ($3)

11 am - Food Available at the QIA

2 pm - Rex Allen Jr. Concert at the QIA - $15

6:30 pm - Desert Jams at QIA <<< Click to see all the Performers!

Friday

8 am - 2 pm - Town Wide Yard Sales

8 am - 9 am - GRAND Breakfast @ Senior Center

9 am - Opening Ceremony AVTT Traveling Wall, Colors, National Anthem, Guest  Speakers at Desert Gardens

9 am - Crafts, Vendors, Food at QIA

9 am - 5 pm - The Grand Gathering Registration at QIA

11 am and 6:30 pm - GRAND Marathon Bingo at QIA

Noon - 5:30 pm - GRAND Music Jamboree Outdoor Stage at QIA <<< Click to see some pictures!


Saturday

7:30 am 9:30 am - Pancake Breakfast - Queen of Peace Catholic Church (5005 E Mockingbird)

8 am - 2 pm - Town-Wide Yard Sales

9 am - Colors, National Anthem, Speakers, AVTT Traveling Wall at Desert Gardens

9 am - Volkssport 5K/10K Walk

9 am - 5 pm - The Grand Gathering Registration at QIA

9 am - 5 pm - Senior Fair/Show at QIA, Antique Car Show at QIA, Games for Young & Old - Rock Stacking, Rock Painting, Ladder Toss, etc. Live Entertainment - Outdoor Stage

10 am - State Assemblyman Sonny Borrelli speaks at AVTT Traveling Wall, Desert Gardens

12 Noon - Cancer/MS Fundraiser Walk at Paradise RV Park

TBA - Preview of "On The Road Again" Outdoor Stage at QIA

2:30 pm - PNQ "Rock Auction" - Outdoor Stage at QIA <<< Click Here to See Pictures

3:30 pm - Paul Winer Concert - Outdoor Stage at QIA - Free

7 pm - 50's Dance at QIA - On the Road Again ($4) <<< Click Here to See Pictures

Sunday

9 am - 1 pm - AVTT Open - Closing Ceremony at 1pm - Desert Gardens

9am - 2 pm - The Grand Gathering Registration at QIA

10:30 am - Community Service at QIA

12 Noon - 1:30 pm - Brunch at QIA

1 pm - Closing Ceremony AVTT

2 pm - Guinness Record Attempt at QIA - Worlds Largest Human Letter "Q"

Be sure to Register for this great event any day at the Registration Booth during the Event!