The annual fall cleanup for the Christopher Creek Home-owners Association begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Have your leaves and pine needles bagged. A dumpster will be provided for disposing of them. No garbage is allowed and volunteers are needed. Call (928) 478-5066 if you can help.
Deck the highway
The homeowners association will be decorating the highway for the holidays beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. If you would like to help show up at the fire station. There will be a chili potluck at noon.
The association is trying to get more people involved this year. Families who would like to decorate can call president Dave Ezzel at (928) 478-5066 at any time and he will give you the lights and the displays.
If you do the section, you can put yours or your family's name in front of it. It will be your display to take care of. Let's try and make this year better than ever. You do not have to be part of the association to get involved. If you live in this area, you should be involved. Lights will be turned on Thanksgiving night through New Year's.
The Landmark will have its annual Thanksgiving potluck 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21. There is a sign-up sheet at the Landmark and they will provide the turkeys.
The Christopher/Kohl's & Fire Bells Annual Christmas party and potluck will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Station 51 in Christopher Creek. Bring your favorite dish to share and a $10 gift per person for a night of fun, friends and good food. Call Viki at (928) 478-4654 or Penny at (928) 478-4404 and let them know what you will be bringing for the potluck.
The Fourth Annual Mystrom Anniversary Party is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Landmark. Happy hour specials and complimentary buffet (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Top Cats -- one of Arizona's hottest blues bands -- take the stage at 8 p.m.
The Christmas Quad ride is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14 starting at Grey Hackle. They will drive around and check out all of the lights in the area.
Winners of the ladies nine-ball tournament are Michelle Grundy (first place), Candy Hart (second place), and Bo Matthews (third place). Congratulations ladies.
A sad farewell
Candy Hart's going away party was a nice evening out for locals. Dennis Louchard was the entertainment. He is a frequent guest of John and Olive's and the locals love his music. Wilene Byrne, who was a longtime resident here, sat as close to Dennis as she could so she could sing every song he sang, and she actually knew all the words.
Candy, who is known for always wearing a black cowboy hat, was given a red snow hat that Marge Matus has been wearing for years. Marge gave it to Candy because she knew it was going to be very cold in Buffalo.
John and Olive Matus, owners of Creekside, had a cake for Candy and gave her a beautiful print of a horse. John also took a plaque right off the wall and signed it and gave it to Candy. She has been part of Christopher Creek for a long time and it isn't going to be the same without her. She will be sadly missed, but we will all remember that tall lanky lady with the black cowboy hat. Good luck to you Candy.
Thursday is Thanksgiving. Let's all remember what that day is about. Let's be thankful for what we have and remember those less fortunate. When you pass one of those food boxes in the stores, drop something in for someone who may need a meal this Thanksgiving. Let's also not forget our men and women who are fighting the war. Sometimes in our busy lives we forget about what is going on elsewhere. Say a prayer this Thanksgiving that our brave men and women come home soon and safe.