Autumn Splendor Is Another Shade Of Our Paradise

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Isn't it just downright beautiful here in Christopher Creek? The leaves have changed colors, many are starting to fall off the trees and others are blowing around from street to street.

The air is crisp and it's great to take a walk with the crunch of leaves beneath your feet and the smell of burning wood in the air.

You would think everyone in the world would want to live in this place we consider paradise. The elk are still out in droves and still carrying on with that crazy sound they make. Will someone please tell them it is hunting season? Monday night was a full moon, and it made it picture-perfect here, and a little spooky, if you know what I mean.

It's that time of year again for the ghosts and goblins. Do you have your costume ready? This Saturday, Oct. 26, is the Halloween Party for the children of Christopher Creek, and the adult Halloween Party at the Landmark.

They will have entertainment this Friday and Saturday with the group Whitewater, also music on Halloween night. Music starts at 8 p.m. and costume judging is from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with lots of nice prizes.

When I spoke with Kevin Mystrum, the owner of the Landmark, he decided this year, rather than let the Haunted House go astray, he would take on the task of building it. So, Kevin, the handyman that he is, collected tools and supplies and built a scary house for everyone to enjoy. It will open this Friday, Oct. 25, and run through Halloween, Oct. 31. Get ready to have fun and be scared.

Don't forget the Christopher Creek Homeowners meeting this Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 o'clock meeting to discuss the uniform fire code.

That same evening, Oct. 26, the Annual Trick-or-Treat for the little ones in the community starts at 4 p.m at the Landmark. Please let either Gary Andersen, 478-4075, or Sally Tharp, 478-0360, know if you are coming and, remember, this party and trick-or-treat event are only for residents of the Christopher Creek area because it is sponsored by the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, and is not for residents of other areas.

Judges for the best-decorated house will be around to be scared by your decor between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., so make sure your lights are on.

Nov. 11 is the annual gathering to hang the Christmas lights along the highway. If you live in CC or C-Canyon or Hunter Creek or Colcord Road or Ponderosa Springs, this is also for you to enjoy. Come out and meet your neighbors and get involved. They need a lot of hard workers. Every year the group that helps out gets smaller.

The fun starts at 9 a.m. at the fire hall, and there will be a potluck at noon to celebrate your hard work. Wear your coat and gloves, bring your favorite potluck and come out and get in the Christmas spirit.

Maybe you have a unique way of decorating, maybe you have some better ideas, or just maybe you are an electrician and can help us better hang the lights so they don't go off. Whatever your reason, be there at 9 a.m. and join in the fun.

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