It's Beginning To Feel Like The Holiday Season


Let it snow, Let, it snow, Let it snow.

It's beginning to look and feel a lot like the holidays here in Christopher Creek. Wednesday morning, I woke up to 28 degrees and a heavy frost.

We are thinking snow here in Christopher Creek or better yet, hoping for it. All the businesses are decorating and lighting up the way. Creekside Steakhouse keeps decorating more of the ponderosa pine trees.

I wonder who is climbing those huge trees. Tall Pines Market is doing the same, someone is here is not afraid of heights.

Crazy shopping day

After Thanksgiving we are all stuffed from the turkey and trimmings, and probably watched way too much football.

Now what is on the agenda? I wonder how many of you will head out Friday morning for the super savings at Wal-Mart.

I guarantee you that you won't see me there. I did that one time about 17 years ago in the Valley at a Mervyn's store. I could not believe my eyes.

I thought these women were crazy. They opened the door and everybody ran.

It didn't matter what the item was, these women actually went nuts. Things were completely thrown around the store. The shoe department looked like World War II hit it.

I never saw anything like that and never will again. I don't even think I bought anything. I just stood there with this strange look on my face wondering what in the world was going on. I guess I just don't find women fighting over items exciting. Good luck to all you early shoppers.

Unique gifts

If you want some unique gifts, Tall Pines Market offers some really nice items, along with the Christmas decorations that say Christopher Creek on them. Page Ferriea from Tonto Village has some of her handmade Christmas decorations for sale in the office at Grey Hackle.

Clean those chimneys

It is going to be cold outside this weekend and a lot of you have wood-burning stoves.

Now is the time to get your chimney cleaned. Chimney fires are well known, this time of year. Make sure yours is clean. They sell these logs you can burn that are supposed to clean your chimney, and while you're at it, check your batteries in your smoke alarms.

Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. is the annual children's Christmas party at the fire station.

Kids are ask to bring along two nonperishable food items to put in food boxes that they will decorate and pass out to those that may need one. Santa will be making an appearance to all the good little boys and girls.

Quad and Cart Christmas Parade is Dec. 15

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. will be the First Annual CCHA Quad and Cart Christmas Parade.

It won't be the Rose Bowl Parade, but the residents of Christopher Creek will light up the night with their decorated, musical quads and carts. Everyone is to meet at the Landmark parking lot to parade through the community.

There will be prizes and applause galore. They even said hot chocolate is a possibility.

If you have any questions on these events, feel free to call Gary Anderson, President of the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association at 928-478-4075. Just don't do it during a football game. He is an avid football watcher!

On Nov. 27, Stan Szczepanski will be adding another candle to his birthday cake, and on Nov. 28 Pam Christian and Debbie Dawson will also be celebrating another birthday.

May all of you have a Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true.

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