Hello all! Welcome back to our weekly blog updates.

This weekend is one of the busier weekends in the Tri-State Area, Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, was celebrated throughout the United States following the Civil War. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S history, thus the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860’s, communities would set a day to decorate the graves of those killed in war, as a remembrance of their service. On May 30th 1868, Decoration Day was established. The date was chosen because it wasn’t the date of any particular battle. Gradually, Decoration Day became known as Memorial Day. During World War I the day evolved into celebrating all military personnel who lost their lives in any war.

Now days, we celebrate by going to the river, having friends and family get together and watching the stunning display of fireworks over the Colorado River. We at the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend, and please take a moment to remember those who have served.

This weekend there will be TWO firework displays! On Sunday May 28th, the Laughlin Tourism Commission will be hosting fireworks above the Colorado River near the casinos beginning at 8:30 p.m. Also on Sunday, May 28th, the Avi Casino will host a firework show over the Colorado River, beginning at dusk.

May 19th – May 28th is Arizona Restaurant Week! We encourage everyone in the Tri-State Area to step out of their comfort zone and try something new! Here is a list of new Chamber Member restaurants:

· JAG Restaurant – Southern home style food, not from a box! They are located at 805 Hancock Road Suite 1A, Bullhead City AZ.

· CoVue by Java Jitters – A great mix of sandwiches, appetizers, burgers and much more! Located at 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, AZ

· Salute Ristorante – Sicilian casual dining experience. Located at 3061 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ.

If you are a member and would like to advertise your business in our newsletter, blog, or on facebook please email all applicable information to Info or call 928-754-4121.

Thank you & Have a Great Week!

Chelsie Carter

Membership Coordinator