Cleanup, Highway Decorating Saturday

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Winners at the Christopher Creek Homeowners Halloween Party were: first place, Olivia Bender, Scarlet O’Hara; second place, Amanda Patrick, witch; and third place, Teresa Johnson, go-go girl.

The three young ladies in the photo were some of the winners in the Christopher Creek Homeowners Halloween Party. Olivia Bender made a great Scarlet O’Hara, Amanda Patrick was the witch, and Teresa Johnson was a go-go girl.

The Homeowners Association would like to say thank you to the following: Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Department personnel, Fire Chief Electra Van Eckhoutte, Scotty Van Eckhoutte, Rick Schantz, Sam Seay and John Ceja for keeping them safe on the hayride through the community. Thanks to the judges, Naci Olson, Deb Casillas and Deb Hamner. Their job was not easy. Thanks to Pat Bailey, Cathy Moore, Karen Thornton and Laura Alvin for handing out the prizes and taking names. Thanks to the crew who fed the kids, and to Gary Anderson who loves to drive Mark Alvin’s big John Deere tractor and haul the little ones around. Thanks to everyone who handed out the treats and to Kohl’s Ranch Stables for the gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who participated in their little community Halloween party.

Fall cleanup

Fall cleanup is this Saturday, Nov. 8. Can you get your leaves raked and bagged prior to Saturday? Please leave your bags at the roadside and call one of the officers to arrange for pickup. You can call Judy Tolle at (928) 478-0508. They will not pickup without prior arrangements being made. CCHA is asking for a 25-cent per bag donation. No dumpster will be available, the leaves will be hauled to the burn pit.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, any volunteers with trucks and/or trailers are asked to meet in front of the Landmark. They will move out around Christopher Creek to collect the bagged leaves left at the roadsides. They will transport them to the burn pit. The bags will need to be cut open at the pit. Bring a sharp utility knife. Bring a tie-down rope or cover net to allow for bigger loads.

Decorate the Loop for Christmas

Also, this Saturday, Nov. 8, is the hanging of the Christmas lights along the highway through the community. This is a big event and they can use all the help they can get. All the fun starts at 9 a.m. Just meet at the fire station and someone will give you some lights to hang.

Hopefully everything will be up and running so they can turn on the lights Thanksgiving evening. You can eat your turkey and sit back and reap the benefits of your hard work and enjoy the lights.

After all your hard work of picking up bagged leaves, and hanging all those wonderful Christmas lights you can sit back and enjoy a chili potluck at noon at the fire station. Bring along your favorite dish to share.

Birthdays

My friend and neighbor Chuck Salomon will be adding another candle to his cake Nov. 9, as will Pastor Ed Hepworth of the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church. Pat Oliver will celebrate her birthday Nov. 13, and Larry Boeschling of the OW Ranch will also add another candle to his cake. My friend out at Ponderosa Springs, Kyle Gourdoux, will add another candle to his crowded cake Nov. 14. No dancing, Kyle! Wishing all of you a happy birthday.

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