Cars Showcased By Fall Colors

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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The second annual Christopher Creek International Car Show last weekend was a success. About 100 awesome vehicles lined the streets of Christopher Creek.

It was a gorgeous weekend, with leaves turning vibrant colors of yellow and orange. As you walked down the streets, "oldies" music could be heard over a loud speaker, and you could hear the crushing of leaves under your feet as you strolled along looking at cars.

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Marty Rios of Hunter Creek shows off his replica of a 1931 Model A -- the type of vehicle that was used as the first patrol car in the state -- as part of the community's second car show.

Marty Rios of Hunter Creek had his Model A replica of the first original state police patrol car in 1931. Marty was dressed in uniform and said the car has been in many parades, fund-raisers and events, with dignitaries riding and waving. It was a beautiful copper color because Arizona is the copper state.

According to George Ahlmann, treasurer for the Firebelles, the pancake breakfast, ice cream social, and bake sale were total successes. The gross sales amounted to $660.74, with more than 100 breakfasts sold. That's a lot of pancakes being flipped. Thanks to Chief Ray Larsen and Dave Ezzell who did the flipping. I understand they did not drop any on the ground. Thanks to everyone who worked hard on the event and to everyone who baked for the bake sale.

Saturday, Oct. 29 will be a very busy day. Starting at 10 a.m the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association will have a meeting at the fire hall. Agenda items include fall cleanup and decorating the highway for Christmas. You do not have to be a member to be involved in the project. They need all the help they can get, and it is for everyone to enjoy. If you have something special you would like to see along the highway, give Dave Ezzell a call at (928) 478-5066.

County Supervisor Tommie Martin will attend the meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, this is the time to voice them. Please plan to attend.

The same evening, at 4 p.m., the Annual Halloween Party for the community's little gremlins is planned. Have your child at the Landmark at 4 p.m. in costume and they will be judged at 4:30 and head out on the wagon at 5 p.m. This is a function for the residents of the community. The children will return to the Landmark around 7 p.m. If you are passing out candy, please leave your porch light on. If you want your house judged for the House Contest, leave your lights on. The judges will drive around that evening to judge the Best Decorated houses.

Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. will be a party for adults at the Landmark. There will be live music and a $50 first prize for the best costume. There will be drink specials, free snacks and reverse happy hour from midnight to 2 a.m. Get out your best costume and show up for a night of fun and thrills.

Residents of Christopher Creek celebrating birthdays in November are: Chuck Salomon and Pastor Ed Hepworth, Nov. 9; Jim Wheeler and Al Dale, Nov. 10; Jessie Wynn, Nov. 11; Pat Oliver and Larry Boeschling, Nov. 13; Kyle Gourdoux, Nov. 14; Bill Hunter and Steve Fish, Nov. 20; Bob Quay and Chris Purtee, Nov. 22; Stan Szezpanski, Nov. 27; Pam Christian, Dorothy Sagert, Robert Jones and Debbie Dawson, Nov. 28; Diane Lloyd, Nov. 30.

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