Bypass Block Party In The Works

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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The Business Owners of Christopher Creek along with the community are getting ready for the Large Christopher Creek Block Party. This will be a party to celebrate the Highway 260 Bypass.

The Big Party is scheduled for Oct. 18. This event is to attract visitors to experience the new and improved Christopher Creek which still has everything to offer and is still very accessible. The only difference is, now it is more serene without the constant noise of passing traffic.

At the time of the block party the new highway that bypasses us will be open. It is scheduled to open about Sept. 25.

The Old Highway 260 that used to come through Christopher Creek will be partially shut off for the large party, which will be all day Saturday, Oct. 18. There will be lots of entertainment, and crafts all along the old highway, and all the local businesses will be open with a lot of special things going on. If you are a local crafter and interested in selling your wares during the event, call Nancy Olson at the Grey Hackle at (928) 478-4392.

If you have not been to Christopher Creek in October you do not know what you are missing. The leaves are in colors of red, yellow and gold and they are falling off the trees blowing around as you walk through this quiet community.

The elk are bugling at night and early in the morning and that sound is awesome.

Autumn is in the air and it is cool and crisp.

So it's time to get away from the hustle and bustle and plan a trip to Christopher Creek.

Residents know summer is over when the Flatlanders Party is held. All the locals get together to unwind after the crazy summer. It is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite potluck dish and your favorite beverage, along with your most comfortable chair, and the locals say, "If you don't know where it is, you don't belong there."

The Ladies 9 Ball tournament this week was kind of small. I think everyone was worn out from the holiday. Only seven of us showed up.

You could tell I was tired. I was out of the game real fast.

It's fun and we had a lot of laughs. Patty Beetling and myself are only about 5-feet-3-inches tall and when we have to make those shots that we can't reach, it's really funny. Well, I had one of those shots to speak of and Candy Hart said use the bridge. I had no idea what that was. Candy said it's one of those sticks that help you reach the ball. You know the one Mrs. Short invented. She also said anyone who beats her cheats.

We sure have been getting a lot of rain. Bill Mcenaney of Gordon Canyon measured 5.4 inches for July and 5.2 inches for August.

Jim Oliver in Christopher Creek measured 2.06 inches in July and 5.42 inches in August. We really needed it.

Weekly opportunities for growth at Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church: Ladies Bible study, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., led by Donna Adams, call 472-6335 for location; Ladies Bible study, Thursday 10 a.m., led by Susan Hepworth at the chapel; Men's Bible study and breakfast Fridays, 8 a.m., Creekside Restaurant, Christopher Creek.

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