Sunday's Super Bowl game was great. You could not have asked for a more exciting game, and the fact that Pittsburgh won made it even better. My family back in Pittsburgh really gets into the games. Everything at my sister's home was decorated in yellow and black. Even the deer in Pennsylvania were sporting Steelers headgear, and didn't you just love the commercial with the baby Clydesdale?
Thanks to everyone who made the 4th Annual Chili Cook-off at the Landmark a success. Owner Kevin Mystrom was shocked when he announced that Fred and Karen took the crown back from Kitty and Chris. That makes it three wins in four years for Fred and Karen. Congratulations to both of them.
Valentine's Day is Tuesday -- it's not a day you men want to forget, unless you want to spend a day in the doghouse. A card can say a lot, but candy and flowers are a real nice touch. It really doesn't take much, guys.
The Landmark still has some openings for this Saturday's Valentine's Dinner. It is a four-course meal. The cost is $60 a couple and you can call (928) 478-4472 for reservations.
Creekside Restaurant will be running some specials along with their regular menu.
The Ladies Annual Pajama Party is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24. It will start off at Karen Thornton's home and then the group will go to the Landmark and Creekside Restaurant to show off their favorite PJs.
For the past three years, my daughter Frankie and I have attended the melodramas at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christopher Creek. Every year they put on a melodrama for the community. This year's program will be "The Great Ice Cream Scheme or Robin Baskins to the Rescue" by Billy St. John and by Wanda West Palmer. Tuesday night was the first practice, and yours truly will be on stage this year. I am not the only one from the Payson Roundup getting on stage. Janet Snyder, who writes the column for Tonto Village, will be doing her part, and our villain this year is the one and only Richard Haddad. I am told he plays a great villain.
I finally had the opportunity to see just how much work goes into these performances. Practices will take place once a week, and every week until the actual date of the performance in June. This is so much fun, and this year help is needed. If you ever wanted to be on stage, here is your chance, or if you just want to help behind the scenes, they can use you. Things needed this year include:
- A drummer
- Crews to do the scenery and stage set-up and takedown
- Table and chairs set-up and takedown
- Vacuum operator
- Props, including an old freezer door
- Someone to do programs
- A couple of children to play customers, and
- One male part in the melodrama.
If you want to help, call Annette Godfrey at (928) 468-7416.