The children of Christopher Creek decorated and filled food boxes for those in need as they anxiously awaited Santa's arrival Saturday afternoon.
Santa finally arrived by fire truck to a screaming group of youngsters. Sirens were blowing and the little ones were eager to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
Santa sat down and told the story of the night before Christmas to the children.
There wasn't a sound to be heard as they sat wide-eyed, watching every move he made. Each child was given a stocking full of goodies and had their picture taken with the jolly old elf. It was an afternoon of fun and excitement.
Special thanks to the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association for this annual event. A big thanks to Rod Britain for making a very delightful Santa, and to ERA for donating to this event every year. Seeing the smiles on the little ones faces makes it worthwhile.
Fire Chief Ray Larsen thanks all Christopher Creek Fire Department personnel for their expertise, along with Diamond-Star Fire Department and Payson Fire Department, in the time of a fire emergency. Because of all there expertise they were able to save the house on Lot 135 Hunter Creek.
At the monthly meeting Dec. 13, the fire board authorized payment of $705.12 from taxpayer funds to cover the Gila County costs for holding a recall election last summer.
According to the Gila County Division of Elections, the payment of the recalls falls on the taxpayers and the fire board had no other recourse but to authorize the payment.
Also at the meeting, installation of officers took place. Officers are Power Webb, president; myself, vice-president; and Jerry Fisher, treasurer.
Don't forget the Creekside Steakhouse Annual Christmas Party. It is at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20. It is a potluck and it is always a good time. Come out and bring your family and friends.
Winners of the Ladies Nine-ball Tournament were first place, Patty Boeschling; second place, Nancy Olson; and third place, Susan Shill. Congratulations, ladies.