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Founders Day

Saturday November 16, 2019

Held for the first time in 1986 in November each year it is becoming seen as the first major event on the Bouse Calendar and when the official winter residents are welcomed back for the busy winter season. Returning the Booster Hall in 2019 with the usual vendors, music and lunch.

Sunday November 17, 2019
Cost: $10.00 (per person)

Numbers are Limited (Sign up today)
... Register at ... bousecofc@yahoo.com

HELP US BUILD A BETTER MUSEUM
All funds go to the building fund for an addition to the Bouse Museum to provide space for histortical displays and a dedicated space for military displays of Camp Bouse

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Pancake Breakfast and Camp Bouse Tour
Registration Form

Saturday November 2, 2019
Entry: $20.00 / card

THIS IS A 50/50 EVENT
Proceeds split between Winner & Sponsor
Journey through amazing SW Arizona at Prime time
CHOOSE FROM 3 SCENIC TOURS

Sign up 8-10am, No Host Breakfast
Coachman Cafe, Hwy 72, Bouse, AZ
Finish 4pm, No Host Dinner, Cocktails
Ocotillo Lodge, Hwy 72, Bouse AZ

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Street Chase Registration Form
 

Christmas Event

December 14, 2019
Starts: Approx 6:00pm
Bouse Museum & Assay Office

Initially starting off as 'One-time' event idea to create an event that the community could all claim to be a part of. (The event has involvement in some way by almost every community club and group in Bouse)

The Christmas Event has several parts:

* A Community Block Party,

* A lighted parade of ATV/UTVs, and vehicles from both community and local business,

* A Community BBQ,

* The Official 'Lighting of Christmas Lights' placed around the Museum, Mining shack, Memorial Park and Flag Pole (adding to the town wide christmas lighting effort by community members and local businesses)

* Community 'Carols under the Stars'.

The idea was to get the community together to celebrate the christmas season as a community.

The event was so successful that the Community and other Chamber members wanted to make it an annual event.

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF OUR EVENTS

Most of our events have a registration form ... simply download the form and mail to
Bouse Chamber of Commerce
44362 E. Main Street
(P.O. Box 817) 
Bouse Arizona 85325  

 

ACCOMODATIONS IN / NEAR BOUSE

BOUSE RV PARKS:  
Bouse RV 928-851-0043
La Mesa Verde 928-851-2456
Desert Pueblo 928-851-2206
B & S Ranch 517-449-5102
Coyote Ridge 928-851-1061
and lots of open desert dry camping
 
MOTELS:  
Ocotillo Lodge, Bouse 928-851-2219
   
IN PARKER:  
Best Western 928-669-6060
BlueWater Resort Casino 928-669-7000
Hampton Inn 855-680-3243
Quality Inn 928-669-2133

 

Camp Bouse

Saturday Feb 8, 2020
Camp Bouse Dedication & Luncheon
Starts: 11:00am Bouse Memorial Park

Sunday February 9, 2020
Camp Bouse Tour
Starts: 7:00am Bouse Museum

Now in its 22nd year as an annual event, The Chamber of Commerce and the Bouse Museum hosts this event the 2nd weekend of February each year.

During the time Camp Bouse was operational in the early 1940's during WWII, thousands of troops from the 9th & 10th Tank Groups occupied Camp Bouse. At the time, Camp Bouse was so extremely top secret that it vbecame the most secretive, heavily guarded military units in the United States Army. Troop movement was extremely restricted -- once in Camp Bouse, there was no chance of transferring out.

Over the weekend in February there are two actual events:

Saturday - A Dedication Memorial Service at the Memorial Park to honor and remember those that served our Nation through service at the 'Top Secret' Camp Bouse campsite in the early 1940's.

Sunday - The Chamber of Commerce hosts a guided tour of the Camp Bouse site located just 25 miles from the town in the Butler Valley.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ... CLICK HERE

Click Here to Download
Annual Sunday Camp Bouse Tour
Registration Form
 

February 29, 2020
Entry: $25.00/Card ... Extra Card $10.00
includes 50/50 Drawing entry

Poker Hand Rules: $25.00 entry ($5:00 goes to 50/50 pot)

Sign up 7:00am, No Host Breakfast
Coachman Cafe, Hwy 72, Bouse, AZ
Leave 10:00am, Bouse Rest Stop
Finish 5pm, Drawings & No Host Dinner, Cocktails
Ocotillo Lodge, Hwy 72, Bouse AZ

HELP US BUILD A BETTER MUSEUM
All funds go to the building fund for an addition to the Bouse Museum to provide space for histortical displays and a dedicated space for military displays of Camp Bouse

Click Here to Download
Offroad Leap Registration Form
 

While the Bouse community maintains its small town flavor, characters and attitude, you may be surprised by all the things to see and do in and around the Bouse region. Every year locals (both full and partime) and visitors to the area 'Get out and explore'. La Paz County itself offers many recreational areas for your enjoyment, many facilities offer camping, RV'ing, walking, swimming, boating, tennis, basketball, golfing, picnicking, water sports and hiking. It does not really matter what you seek, from the adventurous to just relaxing,

Above is information and links to the three (3) main Chamber of Commerce sponsored events that help make Bouse, AZ an active community. But these are only some of the growing list of events organised by various groups and organizations in the region and in Bouse itself

BUT remember Bouse is a desert community ... so take the appropriate precautions !!!!

DO NOT FORGET that being a desert community some areas are considered remote even in today's technological world.
Add to that the potential dangers of various animals and exposure to the elements and there is always the potential to find yourself needing help.

2019/2020 Winter Season

Sept 9

1st Chamber Meeting of Season

 

6:00pm ... held 2nd Mon of each month

Oct 4, 2019 First Friday Swap Meet Starts
Nov 2, 2018 Bouse Chamber Street Chase
Nov16, 2019 Founders Day
  Town Wide Yard Sale
November 17, 2019 Pancake Breakfast & Camp Bouse Tour
Dec 14, 2019 3rd Annual Community Christmas Block Party, Lighted Parade and Carols under the Stars
Feb 8, 2020 Camp Bouse Memorial Dedication & Luncheon
Feb 9, 2020 Camp Bouse Guided Tour
Feb 29, 2020 Bouse Chamber Off-Road Leap

Swap Meet

Held the 1st Friday of the month 
@ the Rest Stop on Hwy 72
for information call 
(928) 852-2509

The Swap Meets have now CLOSED for the Summer.

We plan to restart them on October 4, 2019 AND welcome any new VENDORS.

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44362 E. Main Street
(P.O. Box 817)
Bouse Arizona

PH: (928) 851-2509

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