Cabin Fire And Winds Keep Firefighters Busy


Thanksgiving weekend was a very busy weekend for the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department.

Friday, Nov. 23, they received a call that that one of the cabins at the Christopher Creek Lodge was on fire.


Michael Schroeder called 911 when he saw smoke coming from a cabin at Christopher Creek Lodge. Christopher/Kohl's firefighters were the first to respond.

Ten-year-old Michael Schroeder was playing in the creek when he noticed smoke was coming from the cabin in front of him.

He ran to the manager's office to call 911.

Dan Songer of Gilbert was staying in one of the cabins, as was Michael Fletcher of Phoenix, along with the manager of the lodge, Steve Acheson, when they decided to grab many fire extinguishers and put out some of the fire before it spread.

Christopher/Kohl's were the first on scene and thanks goes out to them and Tonto Village Fire Department and Diamond Star Fire department for taking control of this fire before it burned any other structure.

Thank goodness the people staying there were in town with their pets.

Saturday, Nov. 24, the winds were so bad, a tree came down on Apple Ashby Lane and hit a transformer.

The transformer caught on fire. Many residents did not have electricity for up to seven hours.

Thanksgiving was a wonderful day, but the rest of the weekend was not fun. Many were wishing they were in a better climate with no wind and electricity.

Bible fellowship potluck

Friday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. is the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship's Annual Christmas Potluck.

Everyone is welcome to attend and if you can't cook, don't worry, there is always lots of food.

Come out and enjoy some good food, fellowship, sing some Christmas carols and play some fun games. Bring along the whole family and if your family is not here, come and join their family.

A party for children

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

Children are ask to bring along two non-perishable food items to put in food boxes that they will decorate and pass out to those who may need one.

Santa will be making an appearance to all the good little boys and girls.

Quad and cart parade

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 ask to meet at the Landmark parking lot to parade through the community. There will be prizes and maybe even hot chocolate.


Marge Matus will be adding another candle to her birthday cake on Dec. 1 and even though she has recently moved out of the creek, she will always be wished a Happy Birthday from everyone here in Christopher Creek.

Krista Kilbourne will be celebrating, also on the 1st.

Frank Szezpanski will be adding a candle to his cake on Dec. 2.

Dean Shields, who will always be a creekie, has moved on to Payson and will be celebrating her birthday on Dec. 6.

Mick Davis of Hunter Creek has a birthday on Dec. 7 and I am sure he will be celebrating.

Wishing all of you a very happy birthday and may all your wishes come true.

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