Summer Season Has Officially Begun


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

The official start of the summer season has occurred. Memorial Day always marks the beginning of the tourism season and the return of many of the summer residents.

I know from buying a soda at the Tall Pines Market that they were very busy. Cindy at the Creekside tells me that every day and every night was essentially a full house. Speaking for the Christopher Creek Lodge and the Grey Hackle I know they were at 100 percent full occupancy.

The busy season reminds me that we are still looking for people who have a reliable service that they would like to provide to our wonderful guests. Some ideas that come to my mind are: hiking tours, fishing guide, 4x4 tours and ATV rentals just to name a few. If you have a skill or service that you think is marketable to visitors, please shoot me an e-mail at: I figure if we can help people make a few bucks and also entertain or provide a neat service to our guests than it is a win-win for everyone.

Lastly, I hope that everyone had a nice and safe Memorial Day and took a moment to reflect on thanking our selfless Armed Forces folks.

Karen Thornton was nice enough to tell me that the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association will be sponsoring the Second Annual Community Potluck at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12.

It will be held on Columbine Road just east of the walking bridge. Brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, paper plates, and eating utensils will be provided by the CCHA. Residents are asked to bring a dish to share, their own beverages and chairs. Music will, of course, be provided by “Bud Lite” John. There will be a rubber ducky race, which is always lots of fun! Come out, meet your neighbors, and enjoy an afternoon of good food, fun, company and music.

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: Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.


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