Saturday night was the Annual Christmas Party at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church. It was a special night with lots of singing from the little ones and the adults.
The highlight of the night was a game that’s played each year. Gifts that are wrapped and bound in heavy tape are passed out to every table, and as the music starts, you are to pass the gift to the person next to you. When the music stops you can try and open the gift. If you are lucky enough to get through all that plastic tape you can keep the gift.
It seems Dorothy Sagert and Gertrude Kuntz were able to get a few gifts, but it looks like Dorothy was using one of the plastic utensils we had for the potluck.
Jim Hagen was standing up punching some of the gifts, but I don’t think he was able to open any that way.
It was a fun game and everyone was laughing as they watched their friends and neighbors try to break their way into the gifts.
The community looks great this year. I’m glad I’m not one of the contest judges for the best decorated house.
As we drove around the other night, I was in awe of some of the houses. Here is an idea of where to go if you want to see the lights.
As we headed down Columbine, we came to Steve and Margo Holmes’ place, which was lit up. Then, we approached Vicky Grootegoed’s place, where she had a lot of lights and some wonderful displays. Next to her was Ray and Marge Larsen, who have just about everything you could possibly put out for the holiday’s in their yard.
As we made our way down Columbine, Dave and Jackie Ezzel’s place was nicely decorated. Then at the other end of Columbine, you can see lighted reindeer at the Zaleska’s house, lights at Karen Thorton’s place, and at Steve and Carol Watson’s house.
Further down the road are the homes of the Lussons and the Wynns.
As you cross the creek, you are greeted by a magnificent display of lights at the home of Tracy and Teresa Purtee. I don’t know how people get those lights so high.
Driving on down Apple Lane, you go passed the Claytons’ house, Elli Ashby’s house to Chuck and Karen Schmitt’s place, passed the home of Judy and Duane Hansel.
Then to the end of Apple Lane with Debbie Aschbrenner’s place which is always nicely decorated, and has a very large Santa in the yard.
Next, go back out on Highway 260, which was decorated by the homeowners association. Gary Andersen worked hard on those decorations.
Then head up to Creekside which, looks like a pretty postcard with all the lights. Next drive up to Wooden Nickel Cabins, which is all lit up on Hunter Creek Drive as, are Red and Jo Armistead’s place and Jarve and Judy Sellers.
Sorry if I missed some of you, but some lights were not turned on.
Don’t forget Santa will be at the fire hall at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Caroling will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, meet at the Landmark.
Tuesday at 6 p.m. is the Landmark’s Christmas Potluck Party where friends and family can can sit around a hot fire and have fun.
Thursday, Dec. 19, is the Quad Squad parade at 5 p.m. at the Landmark, and Creekside’s Christmas Party at 6 p.m.
Looks like it is going to be a busy week.