Oct. 30 was the Halloween Party for the children of Christopher Creek. It turned out to be a really nice night. The wind was calm and it was almost a full moon.
About 50 little goblins showed up in their costumes for a night of fun and trick-or-treating.
Aspen Lantau, Chad McGee, Justina Moore, and Bart Gore won best costume in their age group. I would not have wanted to be a judge. There were way too many great costumes to choose from.
After they all paraded around, they were judged in their different categories. Other winners included Jordon and Markus Johnson, Zach Randal, Callie Madison and Josh Namm.
After they ate their hot dogs and chips, they loaded up on the Halloween cart for a night of fun. This year it was a little different. Eric Olson lent his tractor to pull the cart. Gary Anderson was the driver in his overalls and straw hat as they paraded down the roads of Christopher Creek.
Thanks to the Christopher Creek Fire Department for helping out and keeping them safe. Thanks to the Landmark for letting them use the patio for the party and for the haunted house.
After the hayride, the children got to go through the haunted house and you could hear the screams a mile away. Someone was dressed up outside with a chainsaw (no blade) and when one of the little ones came running out he would start it up. What a hoot!
Thanks to everyone who decorated their homes for the children, and everyone who passed out candy. They got a lot of candy and you put some big smiles on their faces.
Special thanks to the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association for putting on this event every year. The association had its election Saturday and new officers are Dave Ezzell, president; Karen Thorton, vice president; and Judy Tool, secretary-treasurer. Thanks to past president Gary Anderson for all the great work he did over the years.
Ezzell called me to tell me that the fall cleanup is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Please have your leaves and pine needles bagged. There will be a dumpster for disposing of them. No garbage allowed. They also need volunteers. Call (928) 478-5066 if you can help.
The community of Christopher Creek will be losing one of its longtime Creekers. Candy Hart will be moving back to Buffalo, N.Y. to be with her family. There will be a going away party 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Creekside. Candy has lived in this community for 30 years. I cannot imagine it without her. Come out and wish her well. An old friend, Dennis Louchart will be playing music for this special event.
Winners of the ladies' nine-ball tournament Tuesday night were Candy Hart, first place; Phyllis Mullen, second place; and Nancy Olson, third place.