Community Ready For Halloween

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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The Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel hosted 23 women Wednesday for the 7th Annual Ladies Retreat.

Making this year's event possible were Susan Hepwort, Teresa Purtee, Donna Adams, Dolly Armstead, Pat Guevarra, Bianca Malmin and Betty Starr.

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The annual retreat for women Wednesday at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel was well attended by residents from around the community. It featured several guest speakers. Informal evaluations showed attendees thought the program was the best that has been presented in the program's seven years.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christopher Creek has issued a casting call for its annual summer melodrama. The performance will be sometime in June, but rehearsals will start in February. The coordinators would like to get more people involved and give them sufficient time to prepare. The setting of the melodrama will be a 1920 ice cream parlor. A lot of men will be needed for the performance, and anyone who wants to help on stage or off may just show up at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the LDS Church on Apple Lane. The project is a lot of fun. If you ever thought of being on stage, or just want to have fun, here is your chance.

The open seat on the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Board has been filled, and we would like to welcome James Oliver to the board. We feel he will be a great asset to the district board.

My daughter Frankie and I did our drive around the community again looking for Halloween decorations. The drive up friendly Elk Road turned out to be worthwhile. Karen and Sam Seay went all out with decorations this year. They have a cat in their yard that stands about 12 feet tall. On the side, they have a large, inflated pumpkin with a cat on top, and in the back is still another large, inflated pumpkin with many lights and displays.

I used to live on Elk Road, and I know there are always lots of elk, but as we turned to go down the road we ran into a whole herd. Our old pal Droopy was right in the middle. He has been a frequent visitor for many years. At least 15 of the big guys just stood there and looked at us. What a magnificent sight.

Down on Combine Road, Dave and Jackie Ezzel also have the decorating spirit, with lots of pumpkins, bats and ghosts around their house. Across the creek, Judy and Dwane Hansel have ghost lights and scarecrows. Chuck and Karen Schmitt have orange lights and some displays, and even Safeway Mike had orange lights on his trailer.

The Children's Annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29. Trick-or-treaters should arrive at the Landmark at 4 p.m. in costume for hot dogs and chips. The costume contest will be at 4:30 p.m. By 5 p.m., they will load up the trailer for trick-or-treating. If you are passing out treats, make sure your lights are on. For more information, call Judy Toole at (928) 478-0508.

Don't forget the Halloween House contest that same evening, at 7 p.m. A panel of judges will drive around to see your decorations, so make sure your lights are on.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Red Cross will be at Creekside for a meeting to train volunteers in the area in the event of an emergency. If you would like to be a volunteer, show up for this important meeting.

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