The weekend storm had a big impact in Christopher Creek, but problems were made a little easier to bear with the help of neighbors and visitors.
Well that was sure one heck of a big storm. We got a lot of thick, heavy snow in a short period of time.
Thankfully, here at Christopher Creek Lodge and Grey Hackle we had hired professional tree cutter Wayne Parham to come in and take care of some dead trees. Even with that, the weight of this snow still bent and broke a couple of small live trees.
Neighbors of ours were unfortunately not so lucky. The storm ended up causing three big limbs to fall through their roof and really made a mess. Thankfully, our very own Brendon Lewis noticed this.
With the help of our dedicated firefighter crew at the CKFD, Brendon was were able to secure our neighbors’ home until the insurance company could get it properly finished.
This snow also had cars all over the place and was difficult for some to even get home. Rick was kind enough to plow Brendon’s driveway so he could get into his house. We even had a customer at the lodge that spent both of his “vacation” days just towing people out of ditches and helping out.
We witnessed many other people helping their neighbors with all of the “fun” that the beautiful snow brought. I always find all of this cooperation, coordination and courtesy between neighbors heartening. I love when communities pull together to make everyone a bit safer and more comfortable.
Feels like Christmas has come early to Christopher Creek. I know that helping neighbors is a constant occurrence here. If you have any “being neighborly” stories you’d like to share, I’d like to hear them.
Happy holidays to all.