Hello again fellow Creekers (no offense to some of the older folks).
Fall has definitely arrived. Two weeks ago it still looked a bit like summer. Now everywhere you look there are heaping piles of leaves and if there is even a slight gust of wind it starts raining pine needles. Outside of the constant raking (unless you really enjoy that of course), it is really a beautiful time of the year. Everywhere you look it seems like a Thanksgiving Day photo shoot.
Costume contest results
But, I am getting ahead of things here since Halloween has not yet had its day. Halloween came early to Christopher Creek on Oct. 24. The Christopher Creek Homeowners Halloween Party was a huge success. The adults outnumbered the kids.
The judges, brave souls that they are, were Deb Casillas, Rod Britian and Kerry Blanton.
Our first group of 5 and under had 27 kids. The winners were: first place, space guy, Griffin Ross; second place, lady bug, Ava Evan; and third place, mermaid, Skylar Wooten.
The second group, ages 6 through 9, had 13 kids. The winners were: first place, Account Dracula, Christopher Pulido; second place, wicked witch, Emma Helmick; and third place, space clone, Mikey Harlig.
The third group, ages 10 through 12, had 13 kids. The winners were: first place, gypsy, Beatrice Lewinson; second place, vampire, Alissa Hofmann; and third place, clown, Matthew Pulido.
A big thank you to Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Department for allowing us to hold this event. Scotty VanEckhoutte and Electra VanEckhoutte accompanied the two overloaded trailers and two pickups with kids. Rick Schantz and Brian drove our overloaded trailers. People who pitched in to help wherever they were needed included Karen Thorton, Pat Bailey, Jeff Daniels, Sonni Hunt, Alex Armenta, Irma Armenta, Pat Oliver and Gene. The limbo gals Cathy Moore and her granddaughter Jadison. Thank you to the businesses, Tall Pines Market, Debbie Aschbrenner: ERA office, Susan Keown; and Creekside Restaurant, Cindy Fitch; for handing out treats. Thanks also to Kohl’s Ranch Stable’s Lance Weaver, who provided two gift certificates for our prizes. A thank you to the homeowners who waited in the dark to hand out treats. The officers from CCHA, Ron Louch and Judy Tolle, wish to thank all who made this work out.
Happy Halloween everybody and don’t eat too much candy! I heard a rumor that sugary stuff isn’t very good for your teeth, your waist, or insulin levels.
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