If you want someone to help you raise money, Jeremy Chester is your man. Last weekend in Christopher Creek Jeremy organized an event called the Mohawk-a-Thon. For every $50 donated, someone in Christopher Creek would get a Mohawk. In three hours, donors contributed $1,600. Hats off to Jeremy and everyone who worked on this event. That's a lot of money to raise in just three hours in this small community.
Lew Levenson from the American Red Cross came by to thank them and to pick up the check. These brave young souls allowed Dale Hansen to cut their hair into a Mohawk. Thank goodness Dale was a barber in the Navy. He did a great job on everyone. Linda Stailey was a little concerned because she works as a waitress at Creekside, and owner Olive Matus told her she could not work with a Mohawk. So, Dale cut it underneath her hair and you could only tell when she put her hair up.
The funny thing is, the majority of people getting a Mohawk were employees of Creekside. I told Linda to have a small sign put on the employees saying they did this to raise money for the Katrina evacuees and I would bet that Olive would not have a problem with that. Did I say brave young souls? There was one gentleman, Bill Byrum, who is 69 years old and allowed Dale to give him a Mohawk. He said it was for a very good cause, and I am sure he wouldn't mind being called a young soul, not to mention that someone paid $200 to see Bill get this haircut. Way to go, Bill! Remember you are as young as you feel.
Tyler Nowlin, a Payson High School student, did the honors of styling everyone's hair. It was a lot of fun for these residents and it was for a very good cause. Although I am wondering what people think when they come through our small community and see all these people with Mohawks.
The Ladies Seventh Annual Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel. This year's theme is "O Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down ..." Psalm 95:6. Life-changing Bible lessons will be given by Teresa Purtee. This is a salad luncheon and there will be childcare for those who need it. Bring along your favorite salad to share and join these ladies for fun, fellowship, Bible study, delicious food and more. Dress casual and wear comfortable shoes if you want to join in on the walk. Please RSVP for child care by Sept. 30. Call Pat Guevara at (928) 478-4122, or Bianca Malmin at (928) 478-0977.
If you have never attended one of these retreats, now is the time. These ladies are a lot of fun, and you will truly be amazed at what you can learn. You will leave with something special to carry through life.
Saturday, Sept. 24 is the Annual Fall Wine Tasting and Dinner at the Landmark Restaurant. It is $60 per couple and you must have reservations, call (928) 478-4472.
The Annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 in Christopher Creek. There will be pumpkin carving for the kids, outdoor activities, live music at the Landmark, and much more. Plan to attend this one.