The Christopher/Kohl's Firebelles have elected a new president, Phyllis Agnew. The residents are happy to see that the auxiliary remains active. They are involved in many community events and fund-raisers. Congratulations, Phyllis, and thanks for taking on the job. In the past, this has been a dynamic group, providing much-needed support to our fire department. There has been a lack of participation this summer, and they can use your help. Please plan to attend the upcoming meeting at the fire station community room on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Your help will be very much appreciated. For more information, call Phyllis at (928) 478-0976.
Don't forget the Ladies Seventh Annual Retreat coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel. This is a salad luncheon, so bring along your favorite salad to share, and join in some wonderful fellowship. For more information, call Pat Guevarra at (928) 478-4122.
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. Please plan to attend.
Christopher Creek's Second Annual Invitational Car Show is coming up on Friday, Oct.21 in Christopher Creek. The 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 look at the fall colors in Christopher Creek -- not to mention to get a look at some awesome vehicles. Come out and enjoy the crafts, food and fun.
The Firebelles, along with the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, will host a Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale, and Ice Cream Social on Sat., Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the fire hall. This is a great opportunity to have a delicious breakfast before touring the car show. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee. Be sure to come out and see our "local celebrity chefs" at work. Cost will be $4.50 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Help with the breakfast and donations of baked items will be greatly appreciated. So, ladies get your ovens started, and show your support for the fire department. After you view the cars, come back for some ice cream from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire hall. If you can volunteer to help, call Phyllis at (928) 478-0976 or Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133. The weather is great, the leaves are changing and this is a beautiful time of year in Christopher Creek, so come out and plan to spend the day.
According to Dave Ezzell, president of the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, the next meeting will be on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the fire hall. Agenda includes fall cleanup and decorating the highway for Christmas. Our county supervisor, Tommie Martin, will attend the meeting. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to bring up, or something you want on the agenda, please call Dave at (928) 478-5066 or Karen at (928) 478-4133. This is the time to voice your opinions to the county supervisor, so plan to attend this one.
Have you heard the elk? Boy, are they carrying on in Hunter Creek. They start right about dust and carry on until almost sunrise. Of course, we love that sound, but can you imagine someone listening to it for the first time and not knowing what it is? Some of my customers have shut their windows because it scared them, so, now I have to remember to tell them what that sound is when I check them in. Oh, how we love living in the Rim Country.
Christopher Creek residents celebrating a birthday in October include Rita Quay (Oct. 1), Mimi Tidwell and Rod Britain (Oct.3), Ralph Bryan (Oct.7), Mary Bryan and Rick Schantz (Oct. 8), Elli Ashby (Oct.12), Jon Williams (Oct. 14), Lois Jones (Oct. 15), Tracy Purtee (Oct. 17), Sally Tharp (Oct.22), Bob Shillings and Diane Lloyd (Oct. 25). Wishing all of you a very happy birthday.