The Annual Halloween Party in Christopher Creek was a big success.
The little ones had a ball and the weather was perfect.
Chief Ray Larsen of the Christopher/Kohl's Fire department pulled the Halloween trailer filled with our community's children. Rick Schantz and Scotty VanEckhoutte followed behind to ensure the safety of everyone.
I am glad I did not have to judge the contest. It seemed to me there were too many costumes to choose prize winners. A "little butterfly" was the hit of the contest. Fallon Roberts, 3, caught the eye of the judges and won a prize in her age group. Other winners were: Kyle Rasmussen, Haley Milnarik, Christin Carter, Gustin Moore, Morgan Alvin, Aspen Latau, Gabriel Ayers, Daniel Dho, and Mya Badman.
Winners of the Best Decorated House honors went to Sam and Karen Seay and Mel and Pam Milhon.
Shelly Hansen called to tell me that Christopher Creek residents cleaned up at the Mazatzal Casino Halloween Contest. Shelly won for her costume as a patient; her husband, Dale, won for his Howard Stern regalia; and Christopher Creek resident Chris Larsen won with a Bigfoot get-up.
Christopher Creek's Fall Community Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12. This is an opportunity for you to conveniently dispose of leaves, needles, sticks and limbs that accumulate in your yard. Fire Chief Ray Larsen will haul the debris in a trailer. Debris should be stacked by the road. Do not bag the material, and plan to be available to help load the debris onto the fire department trailer. If you are physically unable to help with loading, or if you have a truck and want to help haul away the debris, contact Dave Ezzell at (928) 478-5066. Any and all the help with loading debris, and donations to the Fire Department to cover fuel cost, will be greatly appreciated.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. Residents are asked to gather at the fire hall to decorate the highway for Christmas. This is a major job and much help is needed. A chili lunch for all the volunteers will be held after the project is completed, and everyone can bring along their favorite chili to share. If you would like to see a specific decoration along the highway, purchase it and bring it along as well. Just the right spot will be found for it. New decorations are always welcome.