Hello again, fellow Creekers.
The Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department is currently working a large project grant that treats five major properties within our fire district. There will be a meeting held at Creekside at 9 a.m. on Feb. 24 where the parameters of the grant will be discussed with the participants.
The Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department is also putting together another large project grant that has to be submitted by March 8. The properties must be together, and total 15 or more acres. This can be separate properties that adjoin each other and border the USFS properties. It is a 90/10 percent grant; the state pays 90 percent and the property owners pay 10 percent. This is a good deal for those who wish to participate.
We are a high-risk fire district, and we have been lucky so far that we haven’t had a fire in a few years that has threatened communities in the district.
This is an extension of the Shaded Fuel Break that was cleared around the communities by the U.S. Forest Service. This type of opportunity could be discontinued if the economy doesn’t improve, so if residents want to take advantage of this grant they should call Sam Seay ASAP at home (928) 478-4403 or cell (928) 978-0415. Residents can also contact the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department at (928) 478-4011.
On another note, thanks to Karen Thornton for sending the attached picture from the Jammie Party last Friday, Feb. 17. Karen said this was the best Jammie Party ever. At least 30 women attended dressed in a wild assortment of jammies. There was lots of scrumptious food, good wine and great company. After several hours at Karen’s house the ladies ventured out to entertain the diners at the Creekside and later at the Landmark. It’s always fun to see the reactions a large group of ladies in their pajamas get when they venture out into public.
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