I know I promised that I wouldn’t speak too much about the 2009 Christopher Creek Car Show Classic in this article, but it was such an overwhelming success I am absolutely compelled to talk about it.
We had at least 50 cars and trucks on display and some of them were really amazing. I am certain there were more than a couple six-figure cars on display. On top of that, everyone will tell you that it was a perfect day! The temperature was right around 70 degrees, making it perfect T-shirt weather.
There were a lot of terrific prizes won at the event also. Free night stays at both Christopher Creek Lodge and Kohl’s Ranch were won. There was a bunch of terrific food including things like all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, popcorn and, of course, everything that the Creekside Restaurant offers.
Additional vendors included the Christopher Creek Chili Company, homemade jam from Rhea, a terrific massage girl named Sonya, necklaces, and lots of terrific artwork.
I’m sure I am missing something because there were all kinds of vendors everywhere. To all of them I say, thank you for your participation.
I want to take a moment to thank a few people in particular who really gave it their all and who are responsible for the success of this terrific event. Susan Keown, Cindy Fitch and Dennis and Kelly.
I probably left out a few others who were vital and I am sorry for that, but you know who you are and what a great job you did — thanks for the help!
We also had other volunteers like Bob Johnson who ended up winning $262 in a raffle and Cindy’s daughter who it turns out is one heck of a sales girl. Budlight John of course was the emcee and DJ for the event and did his usual excellent job. It was also great to see participation from our fire department. I know the kids just loved checking out the big fire engine and meeting with real firefighters. Turns out my blood pressure is a tad worse than I thought though (thanks guys).
It really took a lot of folks to pull this off and really I was completely blown away at how well it turned out. I can’t wait for next year’s follow up event, which promises to be even bigger and better!
Debbie Drakulich of the Tall Pines Market wanted me to mention that she now has a wide assortment of fall gifts and Halloween pumpkins for sale. I also know her market has the largest assortment of Christopher Creek items, such as bumperstickers and postcards. She also wanted me to mention that starting Nov. 1 the market will have hot festive wine by the bottle available.
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