Fire Danger Hot Item In Forest Community



Tuesday evening it actually clouded up and rained a little here in Christopher Creek. It seems a bit early for monsoons so don't get your hopes up, and we still need to be extremely careful when outside. The ground is bone dry, and it amazes me to see how many people are still smoking outside.

It also makes me wonder where they are dropping those cigarettes. Over the years, many fires have started because of lit cigarettes. So, please dispose of them carefully and never throw them out of a car.

We are still under extreme fire danger, which means no fires outside.

A fuel-reduction grant steering committee meeting will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the Christopher Creek Fire Station.

If you'd like to represent your community, please plan to attend. One person from each community that wants grant money should be present. Each community has one vote on the committee -- that vote will decide the use and distribution of the funds and approve policies, procedures, forms and so on.

A word of caution for those of you who want to use the brush trailer: Only forest-type vegetation can be placed in the trailer. If other materials are found, they will be brought back to your home and dumped.

Sam Seay said that materials other than forest type vegetation could cause them to lose their burn-pit privileges.

Take a drive out to Christopher Creek and let the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association cook breakfast for you.

They will be having a pancake breakfast at Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department on Saturday, July 2, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Prices will be $2 for children under 10 and $3.50 for adults. At those prices why would you want to cook?

Come out and meet your neighbors. Proceeds go to benefit the fire department for buying new equipment.

After a great breakfast, spend the day enjoying Christopher Creek and the surrounding areas. Then come back to the fire hall and join the Firebelles for an ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the social go to the medical education fund program.

Vacation Bible School

Want to get your child involved in something good? Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 every day at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel in Christopher Creek. This year's theme is "Jungle Adventure, Discovering God's Love." If you want to help out or for more information, contact Teresa Purtee at (928) 478-4337.

The Christopher Creek Latter-day Saints Church is getting ready to put on their yearly murder-mystery melodrama by Whitney Ryan Garrity with music by Wanda West Palmer. "Cheerio Y'all or Miss Keyes In the Conservatory With the Feather Boa" runs Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 1, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call (928) 468-7416 to reserve a space and enjoy an evening of fun, laughs and free popcorn.

Every year the performances improve. I suggest reserving tickets early, and spend a night of entertainment with some really talented people.

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