The Celebrate the Silence Street Party and Fall Festival was last weekend in Christopher Creek. Residents celebrated the renovation of Highway 260 and the traffic switch to the new bypass around our mountain community.
This was a wonderful event for all ages. Thirty crafters set up their wares along the old highway. Traffic was at a minimum and people were walking everywhere. People were getting into the holiday spirit with all the neat crafts and displays.
As you walked from one end of Christopher Creek to the other, you could buy anything from furniture to Indian fry bread. The leaves are changing colors and many were falling as you walked along.
Charlie Motley and his one-horse carriage gave rides to people up and down the road. Special thanks to Diane Reid from Whispering Hope Ranch for letting us use the carriage.
Chief Bob Lusson and his crew directed traffic and kept everyone safe. The Gila County Sheriff's Office stopped all cars and explained what was going on.
Debbie Ashbrenner at Tall Pines Market held a pumpkin-decorating contest for the little ones. The first place winner was Taylor Lucas; second place, Rebecca Lucas; and third place, Frankie Marazza. It was a very hard decision for judges Rowland and Diane Davis.
The Christopher Creek homeowners association fall meeting is at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the fire station. They will be discussing the year ahead and the bypass, and updates on their financial status.
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Christopher Creek children will gather at the Landmark for their Annual Halloween festivities. There will be a parade and costume contest followed by the trick-or-treat ride through the community. You also can try the haunted house at the Landmark, if you dare. This event is sponsored by the CCHA and is only for the children of Christopher Creek.
Don't forget to turn your lights on for the house-decorating contest. Judges will be out that evening to be scared and amazed at your decorations.
Next Friday, Oct. 31, is the Annual Halloween Party at the Landmark. This one is for the adults. There will be live music, costume judging and prizes. So, get your costume ready for a fun night.