Chili, Lights And Hayrides In Christopher Creek.

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Out of all the pictures I received over the Halloween festivities this past weekend, this one was the best.

Little eight-month-old Madison Allred caught my eye at the Second Annual Halloween Hayride for Hunter Creek. She is the granddaughter of Steve Matteson, who drove his antique tractor to pull the Halloween cart.

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Madison Allred at the Second Annual Halloween Hayride.

Every time I looked at her, she had a huge smile on her face.

I have a soft heart for cute little babies, and when I downloaded this picture, I found it irresistible.

Hayride

There were a lot of Halloween festivities going on in Christopher Creek on Saturday.

The Annual Trick-or-Treat hayride in Christopher Creek had about 25 little ones on the trailer.

The children were hauled around by the president of Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, Gary Anderson.

He pulled the trailer with a 1937 John Deere tractor, donated just for that night by Mark and Laura Alvin.

All the kids in the area had a ball.

Special thanks goes out to everyone who made these functions for the kids happen and to all that passed out goodies.

Thanks to all the adults that got in the act in Hunter Creek.

Jarve and Judy Sellers and their son did a great job on making it fun for the kids when they arrived at there home.

Between Jarve hiding in the bushes in a costume and his son pretending not to be real, it was great.

Even Judy had a costume on.

As did Ralph and Dottie Christofferson.

They had their house all set up for Halloween with special effects and a lot of adults dressed up in costume to make the night even more special for the kids. Thanks, everyone.

Creekside Steakhouse had their party on Saturday. Nancy Pearce won first place and Scott Tyson won second place for costumes.

Fall cleanup

Christopher Creek Fall Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10.

Get your leaves all bagged and take them to the county bin located in the lower end of the old Creekside Mobile Home Park.

If you can't get them there yourself, call a CCHA officer to request pickup:

Karen Thornton at (928) 478-4133 or Judy Tolle at (928) 478-0508. No pickup unless you call.

They are asking for a donation of 25 cents a bag, or four bags for a dollar.

Special thanks to Chief Ray Larsen for organizing the Dumpster and to Wolfgang Klien for letting them park the Dumpster on his property. It starts at 9 a.m.

Holiday lights

That same day at 9 a.m. they will hang the holiday lights along the highway.

They really need all the help they can get to dress-up the CC Loop for Christmas!

They need lots of help to hang the Christmas lights, put up the decorations, and placing cords.

It is a lot of work, so come out get to know your neighbors and bring some joy to the community.

Chili potluck

Also, it is a chili potluck, so bring along your favorite chili to share at noon to help feed all the workers.

It's hard climbing those hills and hanging those lights.

Past participants have gone on to much fame and fortune.

It is now your turn for a place on the hillside, under a tree, up that ladder, hands up high, waving like a fool to the traffic passing by.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the fire station, and do your part this year. They really need all the help they can get.

This is for everyone to enjoy. So, if you live in C-Canyon, Colcord Road or Hunter Creek, show up and help because you are part of Christopher Creek.

Nov. 17 at 9 a.m., report to the fire station to help finish the lights, set the timers, and see if they work, or better yet, see if there is any chili left.

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