Saloon Owner Perches On Roof For Charity

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Don't forget to make your way up to Christopher Creek on Wednesday, Feb. 2. The Hashknife Pony Express will be riding through with the mail for their 47th Pony Express ride.

They will exchange bags in front of Creekside Restaurant and stop at Tall Pines Post Office and Market to pick up the mail.

Debbie Aschbrennar, owner of Tall Pines will be giving out hot cups of homemade chili, and a non-alcoholic beverage to all spectators.

Arrival time is estimated between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. depending on the weather.

The Third Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Landmark. Judging begins at 2 p.m. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place.

Call the Landmark at (928) 478-4472 for details and to register. The cost is $2 to join in, and all proceeds go to charity.

The Shellathon begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Come out and see Landmark owner Kevin Mystrom climb on the roof to live for 100 frigid hours (think snow), ending at noon Saturday, Feb. 12 when Kevin will come down. Call or stop by the Landmark to make a pledge for each hour he stays up there.

This is the first event to start the community Shellathon, a benefit to help with expenses for Shelly Hansen, a local resident fighting liver cancer. The Shellathon continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 with a bake sale.

Other events of the day include a silent auction and raffle, rummage sale, DJ music all day and a chance to take a sledge hammer to Rodney's car.

All money raised during the event go directly to the Hansen family. Come out and support this good cause.

If you can bake, give me a call at (928) 478-4519. If you have anything to give to the rummage sale or silent auction, call Liana at (928)-478-4472.

Want to surprise that special someone for Valentine's Day? There will be a Cookie Lee Fine Jewelry Show at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 at the fire hall. The jewelry is high quality and reasonably priced from $8 and up.

You can purchase it there or order from the catalog and it will be ready for Valentine's Day. Come out and have some coffee and dessert and make her happy.

February birthdays

Christopher Creek residents celebrating their birthdays this month include: Shelly Sundra, Feb. 5; Mary Lou Boyington, Feb. 6; Chuck Simpson, Feb. 11; Donnie Hunter, Feb. 13; Betty Lusson, Feb. 17; Dave Lloyd, Feb. 19; Michael Ronn, Feb. 20; Skip Ashby and Marlene Hagen, Feb. 21; Dale Hansen, Feb. 24; Judy Bradley, Feb. 25; and Lance Sabo, Feb. 27. Wishing all of you a Happy Birthday.

If you have a birthday coming up, or something you would like in my column, you can e-mail me at marazza@cybertrails.com or call me at (928) 478-4519.

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