Labor Day Activities On Tap In Mountain Communities

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Want something to do this Labor Day weekend? Head over to Tonto Village for their annual Labor Day weekend celebration. They will have lots of food and festivities starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. They will be having a raffle, a bake sale and lots of fun things for the children. The Christopher/Kohl's Firebelles will be doing a silent auction with a lot of really nice items. Be sure and show up and bid on something. All the proceeds benefit the EMS Scholarship Fund.

Sunday, Sept. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Firebelles will have an Ice Cream Social at Station 51 in Christopher Creek. Come out and have dessert and support them.

Also on Sunday, the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel will have a Labor Day Potluck after services around noon. Come out and meet your neighbors and bring along your favorite covered dish.

The Landmark has a big Labor Day weekend celebration planned. Starting Friday night, Sept. 2, is an all-you-can-eat fish fry featuring live music by "The Loaded Pistols." Beginning around 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, they will have an outside barbecue and live music featuring "the once famous" Bernie. This event will have Bernie cooking beer-butt chicken, ribs, Bernie Brats and Bernie Burgers out by the creek beginning at noon. (Together they can make Bernie famous again). Come out and enjoy live entertainment music by Deek by the creek, horseshoes, games, and fun. This will all take place near Bernie. Saturday night the Loaded Pistols will again take the stage inside beginning at 8 p.m. Come out and celebrate Labor Day weekend.

Grandparents Day

In honor of Grandparents Day on Sept. 8, I thought I would share this with all the grandparents out there. Bobbie Jo Schantz sent this to me and I sent it to every grandparent I know.

"Subject: Happy Retardment: Even if you are not a grandparent you will enjoy this. A teacher asks her young pupils how they spent their spring vacation. One child wrote the following: ‘We always spend our vacation with grandma and grandpa. They used to live here in a big, brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Florida and now they live in a place with a lot of other retarded people. They live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on big tricycles and wear nametags because they don't know who they are anymore.

They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all right now. They play games and do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool, too, but they all jump up and down in it with their hats on. I guess they don't know how to swim. At their gate there is a dollhouse with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, then they go cruising in their golf carts.

My grandma used to bake cookies and stuff, but I guess she forgot how. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And they eat the same thing every night: early birds. Some of the people can't get past the man in the dollhouse to go out, so the ones who get out bring food back to the wrecked center and call it potluck. My grandma says grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded one day, too. When I earn my retardment I want to be the man in the dollhouse. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren."

Happy Grandparents Day.

Birthdays

Christopher Creek residents celebrating a birthday in September: Margie Larsen and Sonny Hunt (Sept. 2); Pam McDaniels (Sept. 3); Frankie Jo Marazza, Patricia Letwak, and Jim Cronk (Sept. 5); Bob Swope (Sept. 6); Bob Lusson, and Teresa Purtee (Sept. 7); Cassie Fuller (Sept. 9); Marian Serge (Sept. 10); Daniel Ronn (Sept. 15); Ashley Fuller, and Pam Fisher (Sept. 16); Clayton Ashby (Sept. 21); Jim Hagen (Sept. 22); Sam Conklin, and Judy Sellers (Sept. 24); Shelly Sundra (Sept. 26); Erin Ronn (Sept. 28); and Dianne Davis (Sept. 30). Wishing all of you a very happy birthday.

Hurricane devastation

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Louisiana and Mississippi who are trying to put their lives back together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. May the Lord be with them in their time of need.

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