Hello again, fellow Creekers.
The annual CCHA Halloween Party on Oct. 22 for the kids from our community was a huge success.
CCHA wishes to thank our businesses for their participation. Tall Pines Market (Mike Jelinek and his staff), the New Landmark restaurant (Gary and Cindi Werlinger and their staff), Creekside restaurant (Gene Bettencourt and his staff). They went all-out this year with lots of candy, fun things for the kids and much more!
For the first time, CCHA asked for donations at the party and we were pleasantly surprised to receive $138.75 in donations. This party was open to all in our Christopher/Kohl’s Fire District and they truly showed their appreciation.
I think we will get some more help from other homeowners associations next year. Our community stepped up and had lots of candy to hand out to the little goblins. Many people also brought candy to the party to be handed out.
Now for what everyone wants to know, the winners of our Halloween costume contest.
There were 59 children in three age groups who participated. The little pig, Lelia Cody (2), the gnome, Hayden Flores (2), and the dinosaur, Preston Berg (4), were the winners of the 5 and under group of 22 kids.
The purple witch, Johanna Child (7) the evil clown, Izzie Rich (9), and the girl pirate, Victoria Peru (8), were the winners in the 6 through 9 age group of 27 kids.
The candy corn, Alyssa Hubbard (11), the zombie, Christopher Polido (11), and the Red Riding Hood, Savoi Castillo (10), were the winners in the 10 through 12 age group of 10 kids.
The judges did an awesome job. Nanci Olson, Patsy Hosty, Moe Hosty, and someone from the 231 W. Ashby Apple Dr. residence. Mary Wigner, the former owner, will be pleased she sold her cabin to a wonderful new group of people. Patsy Hosty agreed to judge since her children were stuck in traffic on the Beeline Highway that afternoon and did not get to participate. Thank you judges for taking the toughest job.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the party: Pat Oliver, Karen Thorton, Cathy Moore, Kaitlyn Dodson and Pat Bailey have all helped now for several years with this event. Thanks also to Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Department for helping with this event. Without the two drivers of the wagons, Rick Schantz and Brian Slaughter, we would be lost. Great job.
Whispering Hope again allowed us the use of their hay for the brush trailer. Patty Adams graciously picked it up for us and returned it.
Sometimes we forget how good we have it here in Christopher Creek. The weather couldn’t have possibly been better than this year.
This is from Judy Tolle, secretary of CCHA. Christopher Creek Homeowners Association’s next activity will be “Decorate the Loop” at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. Please meet at the Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Station. To volunteer your help to decorate, please call Judy at 478-0508.
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