I could not resist this picture of Chief J.R. Alliger of Tonto Village. Jack Kalmar took this great shot of him during the "Sweeten the Chief Pie Throwing Contest." The Labor Day celebration was a big success for the Christopher/Kohl's Firebelles, and a lot of fun. They raised $500 on the silent auction. Dave Lloyd, treasurer, said they made $200 on the ice cream social. Sandy Kalmar, president of the Firebelles, thanks everyone who donated to this cause: Lumberman's, Radio Shack, ERA Realty, Tall Pines Market, My Chiropractor, Creekside, The Landmark, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Karen Thorton, Cousins Subs, Fletchers Auto, Body Elegance, Day Spa, Zane Grey Twirlers Square Dance Club, Mazatzal Casino and Brad and Peggy Geisler. Thanks to all the Firebelles who helped -- Eilleen Kittock, Karen Thorton, Vicki Grootegoed, Margie Larsen, Phyllis Agnew, and special thanks to Jack Kalmar for carrying all the tables and doing all the grunt work.
Olive Matus, owner of Creekside, said they will be sending $750 from the biscuits and gravy fund-raiser to the Katrina relief efforts. The money will be earmarked for the Noah's Wish Foundation, which helps reunite lost pets and their owners.
There will be a special function this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Landmark. Jeremy Chester put this brainstorm together to help the Red Cross. It is called a Mohawk-a-Thon. For every $50 raised someone will get a mohawk. There is a list of at least 20 residents of Christopher Creek signed up to get this haircut. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. The Landmark will be running food specials during the event and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross. They also will have a bake sale, and if you want to help out drop off your baked goods at the Landmark by 2 p.m. on Saturday. If you can't bake, please come out and buy something. If you would like to volunteer, call (928) 478-4472, and they will put you on the list. Come out and have a good time for a good cause.
Don't forget The 26th Annual Flatlander's party is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Show up any time after 4 p.m. with your lawn chair and your favorite potluck. Ask any local for directions. This is a party for locals to celebrate the winding down of summer. Thanks to all the folks in the valley for making it a special summer for all the businesses. It's a time to relax and talk about the good ol' days.
Christopher Creek's Second Annual Invitational Car Show is coming up on Friday, Oct. 21 in Christopher Creek. This event is limited to 100 classic, hot rod and custom vehicles. All proceeds will benefit the Christopher/Kohl's Fire District. They will also need vendors. For more information contact George Billings at (602) 478-2331, John Moll (480) 558-7578 or Steve Kinnunen (520) 531-9355. This is a good time to come out and see the fall color change in beautiful Christopher Creek -- not to mention get a look at some awesome vehicles. It's always a fun time with some crafts, food and fun.
I missed Jeremy Chester's birthday. It is Sept. 12. Wishing you a happy birthday.
Have you heard the elk carrying on? Yes, it is that time of year again and they are bugling pretty loud. I enjoy listening to them, but it's those coyote's that I really hate to hear, and for some reason they have been coming by way too much this year. Anyone know of any way to get rid of them?