Christmas Events Were Very Successful

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Nick Fitch was recently named Firefighter of the Year by members of the Christopher Kohl’s Fire Department. He has been a very positive role model for all at CKFD since being hired one year ago.

Hello again, fellow Creekers.

Christopher Kohl’s Fire Department wishes to thank everyone who donated to their toy drive. It was a huge success.

There will be many happy children this year. We also want to congratulate Nick Fitch for receiving Firefighter of the Year. Votes were cast by members of CKFD. Nick has been a very positive role model for all at CKFD since being hired one year ago. Way to go, Nick!

Our thanks go out to Firebelles who presented the department with a flat screen television at our recent Christmas party; they also presented the department with a tuition check for two personnel to go to Fire Ops class in January.

Christopher Creek Homeowners Association Kids Christmas Party on Dec. 12 was held at the Christopher Kohl’s firehouse.

The children attending brought food to put in the food boxes that they get to decorate while waiting for Santa to arrive. When they hear the sirens blaring they run to see Santa arriving by fire truck with Scotty Van Eckhoutte at the wheel! “The Night Before Christmas” is read by Santa as Santa’s helper, Karen Thorton, turns the pages.

The children then get to sit on Santa’s lap and give him their list. Everyone gets a stocking filled with goodies. The eight children who attended were Katelyn Northern, Marcus and Jordan Johnson, Saige and Savoi Castillo, Ecko, Emma and Occean Helmick. A special thank you to everyone who helped out, our fire department and all those who attended. CCHA officers Judy Tolle and Ron Louch distributed the food boxes after the party.

The Christopher Creek golf cart light parade was a huge hit. On the evening of Dec. 12, people on quads and golf carts gathered at the old Landmark parking lot. Many of the participants started the festivities at Dennis and Kelly O’Neil’s See Canyon home where food and help with decorating their rides was provided. The parade got under way around 6:30 and they paraded around See Canyon and Christopher Creek homes. Ending their trip at Creekside Restaurant; where owner Cindy Fitch provided the cold riders hot chocolate. Debbie Aschbrenner, owner of Tall Pines Market, provided two prizes for this year’s parade.

The blowup moving Santa driven by Ben Cheney was a winner! Wayne and Carol Lewis with their lighted tree in a cart was a winner. At least 15 quads and golf carts participated and a couple of vehicles went along for the ride. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association.

One more article and then I have pledged to not write anything further for the rest of the year! Before anybody jumps up and down with joy thinking there might be a break from my articles there won’t be since 2010 is right around the corner.

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: jason@christophercreeklodge.com. The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column and Happy Holidays to all!

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