I went out searching for orange lights Tuesday night. The first sign was at Lois Wilson's on Columbine Road. She had several large orange pumpkins lit up and many small ones.
As I headed down the road it seemed very dark. So, I decided to head up the road to Elk Run Road. As I turned the corner I saw an enormous Halloween display. Sam and Karen Seay must have spent numerous hours getting ready for the little goblins. There were very large blow up pumpkins and a ghost. There was a graveyard with skeletons popping out and huge spiders and webs everywhere. It is a wonderful display and very much worth a drive up the hill. Although you might want to walk up during the day and enjoy the leaves for they have changed to every color imaginable, and as soon as the weather changes they will be gone.
That part of Christopher Creek is always beautiful this time of year. Just head by Skip Ashby's the old homestead -- the leaves are beautiful there -- and go up Hillcrest Road for even more color.
As I headed down the road I crossed over to Apple Lane and I saw orange coming from Mike Bailey's trailer.
Next was Dwane Hanson and Judy Tolle's place -- it's looking a little spooky.
Then I came upon Shane Webb's and Nancy Randal's home and it looked like spiders took over the place. The entire yard was full of cobwebs and some very large spiders. I hope it's not the tarantulas I have seen crossing the roads, Shane. Eerie! It makes you want to shiver.
I will keep you informed as more orange lights up.
Don't forget the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association Fall meeting. It is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the fire station. President Gary Anderson informed me that both candidates for the Dist. 1 County Supervisor position will be on hand to answer any of your questions or concerns, Tommie Cline Martin, and Jim Whitely. So, make it a point to be there and bring along your concerns for your area. You do not have to be a member to come. This is for all residents in the area and surrounding areas to ask questions that may pertain to your area.
The Annual Halloween Party for the children of Christopher Creek is scheduled for 4 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Landmark. If you are passing out treats, leave your porch light on. If you need information on this call Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133.
Adult Halloween parties will be held at The Landmark, from 8 p.m. till 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, with live music, drink specials, free munchies and $50 for first-place costume contest; and at Creekside Steakhouse, with a costume judging at 9 p.m. -- prizes will be awarded. Get your costumes ready for a night of good music and fun.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Stan and Marlys Szezepanski and their family for the loss of their son, Stevie, who passed away this week.
Thoughts and prayers to Elli Ashby who just had surgery and is home recovering.
Thoughts and prayers for Lois Wilson who recently had to go to the Valley and have a stent put in.
Winners of the quilt raffle are Mary Wenning, who won the bear quilt and Louise Dunham, who took the bowtie quilt.
The Firebelles want to thank everyone who baked and bought pies. They all made it a successful pie fest, which earned a total of $440.