As you look at the blow-up Santa on top of Debbie Aschbrenner's Tall Pines Market, you can get perspective in how much further up you will need to go to get to the top of the very large Ponderosa pine right before the highway.
Debbie had Dave Stodjehill of Quality Tree service come out and scale the large pine and light it up for Christmas. A star is placed on the very top and is keep lit throughout the holidays. This would not have to be done every year if the squirrels would leave it alone. It seems they bite right through the wire and out goes the lights. I guess this star can been seen for miles when its lit. You'll know you have reached Christopher Creek when you see it.
Have you been out to see the lights along the highway? They are worth the drive. The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association puts them up every year and they are a nice touch for the holidays.
Do you have your Christmas attire out? Get ready there are several parties to attend.
Friday, Dec. 12 is Christopher Creek Bible fellowship's Christmas Party. Everyone is welcome to attend. It starts at 6 p.m. and it is a potluck. Bring along your favorite dish and get ready to have fun.
Saturday, Dec. 13, is the Annual Christopher Creek Homeowners Christmas Party for the children. It begins at 3 p.m. at the fire station. They ask that you bring two food items for the food boxes the children will be filling and decorating.
At 4 p.m., Santa will arrive by fire truck to chat with all the little ones and give each child a little something.
At 5 p.m. everyone is welcome to come and have a bowl of chili, or soup. They ask that you bring a plate of cookies. At 6 p.m. everyone will pile on the CCHA trailer for a hayride and serenade throughout the community.
My deepest sympathy to Mike and Peggy Milburn and their family during the loss of their oldest daughter, Victoria Lee, who died Nov. 22.
There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m., Dec. 13, at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, at 5802 E. Lincoln. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of need.