The Duck Race down Christopher Creek to the Landmark went pretty well Saturday. They only had one major problem: the ducks kept sinking, so they decided to change to plastic eggs. They stayed afloat and the race was on.
About 200 eggs headed down stream and the winners were Chuck Schmitt (first place) and Dean Dodson (second place).
Thanks to everyone who showed up for this fund-raiser for the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department and special thanks to Kevin Mystrom owner of the Landmark for putting this event together.
Don't forget the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association. It will be at 2 p.m. April 11, Easter Sunday at the top of Hillcrest at the forest gate. The hunt is for toddlers through age 12. Bring your own baskets. There will be a contest for the best Easter bonnet by an adult, so get your imagination ready and try to beat Assistant Fire Chief Bob Lusson's bonnet this year. There will be some terrific prizes.
Proposed road name
With the bypass of Highway 260, the proposed road name for the access through Christopher Creek will be the old Highway 260. We are proposing to call the road through our town Christopher Creek Loop, but we need 200 signatures before April 6. Time is running out and we still need more signatures. If you have not signed the petition yet, stop by Tall Pines Market, Creekside, The Landmark or ERA Realty.
Saturday, April 24 is Kids Klean-Up the Kreek Day. Christopher Creek Homeowners will sponsor this event for children to learn to appreciate and care for their community. Children will need to sign in at the walking bridge on Apple Lane at 10 a.m. where they will be given a T-shirt and a garbage bag. Then, groups of three and four children and a supervising adult will be assigned a clean-up zone to pick up trash and garbage.
At noon, the children will return to the walking bridge to have their bags weighed. Last year, they collected 102 pounds of trash, not including an iron bed found on the creek bank.
Following the weigh in, there will be a weenie roast for the hard workers.
They really need your help to walk with the children and with the meal. Call Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133 if you can help.
Fire Season is upon us and everyone needs to do their part in keeping us safe. Please remember to put your cigarettes out and never throw one out of your car. People just don't realize how one small cigarette can cause a forest fire. If you see an abandoned campfire, either put it out or report it. Those of you camping please keep our forest safe. Make sure your campfire is completely out before leaving.
Two members of the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department -- Scotty Van Eckhoutte and Steve Sundra --re spending this week out in the forest fighting the Webber Fire. We want to thank all the dedicated firefighters for their efforts.
Winners of the Ladies nine-ball tournament Tuesday were Michelle Grundy (first place), Patty Bates (second place) and Patty Boeshling (third place). Congratulations ladies.