Kevin Mystrom came down off the roof of the Landmark at noon, Feb. 12 after spending 100 very cold hours up there to raise money for the Shell-a-thon.
As he entered the Landmark, about 100 people cheered while the theme from "Rocky" played in the background. He looked tired and very much in need of a shower.
The entire place became very quiet as Mike Milburn led everyone in prayer to keep Shelly Hansen safe and healthy as she fights liver cancer.
Kevin's rooftop stay raised $2,875 for Shelly. The total of the Shell-a-thon is around $6,500 and still counting.
There are way too many people to thank for this wonderful event that brought this small community together, but I will do my best to name them.
Thanks to all those who donated to the silent auction -- Payson Concrete, Mazatzal Casino, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Foxworth-Galbraith, Grey Hackle Lodge, Creekside Cabins, Mountain Meadows Cabins, Wooden Nickel Cabins, Rhea Hoedl, Jerry and Pam Fisher, Terry Glad, Dusty and Sally Wright, Lee J. Milan, Duane Hansel, Judy Toole, Jeff and Susan Ronn, Patty and Larry Boeshling, Jay Gibbons, Debbie Aschbrenner, Chaparral Pines, Pine Meadows Golf Course, Diamond Point Shadows, and all the rest.
Thanks to everyone who made or bought something from the bake sale that raised $450. Special thanks to Eileen Kittock, Penny Wells and Peggy Milburn who stayed and helped sell the baked goods.
Special thanks to Roland and Diane Davis who ran the rummage sale with help from Steve and Carol Watson. They stood outside all day in the cold rain, and that sale brought in more than $800.
Thanks to Bret Zekoff, the Landmark bartender, who got people to autograph his shaved head for $5 and raised $50.
Thank-you Patty and Larry Boeshling and Rod Britain for getting residents to sign a misspelled highway sign of Christopher Creek for $10 a signature and raising more than $800.
Thanks to Mark Marksberry for donating his time to play music all day. And thanks to Liana Pearsall who put this event together and took over when Kevin went up on the roof.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelly as she will be going in for extreme chemotherapy.
The Christopher Creek Annual Ladies Jammie Party is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, March 4 at Karen Thorton's home at 928 Columbine (second house west of the car wash). Bring along your favorite appetizer, wear your cutest PJs, and bring along a girlfriend. The party will continue at Creekside and the Landmark. It's always a fun evening ladies. For more details call Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133 or Rhea Hoedl at (928) 478-0381.