Halloween Happenings Along The Creek

CHRISTOPHER CREEK NEWS

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I decided to head out again this Tuesday night in search of more Halloween lights, and to my surprise I found a few more.

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Tonto Village Fire District members Diane Ham and Phyllis Mullen show the Hawken powder rifle that was won by S. Benbow of the Buckeye Fire Department this past Saturday.

The first house I came to was Dave and Jackie Ezzell's. It was lit up with purple and orange lights and a few pumpkins along with a witch in the window.

As my daughter, Frankie, and I headed down Columbine, we ran into Mel and Pam Milhon who were out by their display. They had lights and ghosts and a graveyard with a sign saying they were out haunting. Actually they were out walking their dog and cat, but they could have been haunting someone.

Next, we ran into Chuck and Karen Schmitt, who had purple and orange lights and black cats and ghosts.

Mike and Peggy Millburn had numerous large pumpkins that were lit up, along with scarecrows and something very scary next to the door. I hope it wasn't Mike. Don't forget the little goblins will be arriving this Saturday night.

Homeowners fall meeting

The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association fall meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the fire station. After the meeting Tommie Cline Martin and Jim Whitely, candidates for the Dist. 1 County Supervisor's position will be on hand at 11 a.m. to answer any of your questions or concerns. This is for all residents in the area and surrounding areas to ask questions that may pertain to their areas.

Halloween hauntings

The annual children's Halloween Party in Christopher Creek is scheduled for 4 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Landmark. The little ones will be fed hot dogs and chips and then they will have a costume judging for the best costumes. Then, they will head out for trick-or-treating.

A haunted house will be held at the Landmark, which the owner Kevin Mystrom says is the scariest haunted house in Christopher Creek.

The Adult Halloween Party at the Landmark starts at 8 p.m. with music by Deek, a costume contest with $50 for first place, free snacks and witches brew.

Creekside Steakhouse will be giving away prizes for the best costumes and the judging will be at 9 p.m.

Memorial for Joyce Long

There will be a remembrance of Joyce Richards Long who died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Hospice House in Payson. The memorial will be a potluck at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Creekside Steakhouse.

Joyce was a longtime employee of John and Olive Matus. She was a waitress for more than 20 years. She was very soft spoken always well dressed and worked on the front porch at Creekside.

I remember many years back, Joyce was waiting tables on the porch and this man called her over and said, "Joyce I have a bad baked potato." Joyce hit the potato with her finger and said "bad baked potato" and walked away.

Even though she was such a character, she was still one of Olive's girls. She will be sadly missed.

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