Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:30 p.m. Sunday December 5th outside the old chapel at Creston Community Church. Arrive early to get a chair in front of the porch. Christmas carols, sing a long, lighted candles, and 50 feet of home made treats and hot drinks. A church tradition since the 80's. The pine tree planted in memory of Jim Collier.
Frontier Fantasy Light Display: Critter Creek Ranch, located at 3897 La Panza Road, about 3 miles south of Hwy 41. The lights are on every night from 5 - 9 PM. Open House takes place Dec. 11th & 18th from 5 - 9 pm, with a bon fire, treats, and seats around the fire to chat with neighbors and friends. A wonderful tradition, hosted by John Rickwald. John has built a Western Town and decorated it beautifully.
Lighted & Local Christmas Parade: An unofficial, unscripted, pretty much impromptu parade through the streets of Creston. The date was just posted on Facebook. It will be Dec. 18th at 5 pm - and this is a Saturday.
Creston Christmas Eve: The date this year is Friday the 24th, begins around 9 am along the main street in front of the Post Office, complete with Creston Men's Club burritos, Dutch Oven desserts, Creston 4H Club treats and crafts, cowboy coffee, and a visit from Santa around 11 AM. There are at least 3 long tables and everyone brings treats to share. Cowboy coffee in three very large pots over an open pit fire. Often more than 250 friends and neighbors gather. The Women's Club gives gifts to the kids right off the bench in front of the Post Office.
Creston Women's Club: 7 p.m. first Mondays, Sept-June.
Creston Women's Club trailer, Creston Community Center
5110 Swayze Road
Friends of Creston Library: 11:30 a.m. second Thursdays
Creston Library, 6290 Adams Street
Creston Advisory Body: 7 p.m. third Wednesday
Creston Community Church, 5170 O'Donovan Road
Creston Garden Club: Third Thursdays - locations vary.
Details: (805) 226-9489
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Creston Community Center has been a collective dream for over 25 years and is coming into its own thanks to the generosity of members of our community. C.A.T.C.H. is a nonprofit organization that works to raise funds for, find grants, develop projects and organize use of the community centers. In addition to community donors and local clubs that contribute to this effort are two important granting agencies here in San Luis Obispo County, namely The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County who awarded CATCH a Build Grant and San Luis Obispo County which has awarded CATCH Beautification and Infrastructure Grants in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Together, these grants have allowed the CATCH Fund to pave exterior walkways, construct a large, concrete patio with a metal shade structure that will be used by the community for events, celebrations and fundraisers of all types. The CATCH Board's first event to make use of their new metal shade cover and patio was the annual Halloween celebration sponsored to local families free of charge by the Creston Women's Club and the Creston Garden Club. Kids and families come to "town" ( 9 square blocks) to grab a hot dog, baked goods, and candy at the decorated Community Center while socializing with friends and neighbors and admiring each other's costumes. They then head off to circumnavigate the "tiny town" of Creston and "Trick or Treat."
DID YOU KNOW CRESTON GARDEN CLUB HAS AN AREA INSIDE THE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GARDEN WHERE ENGRAVED CELEBRATION/MEMORIAL/HONOR BRICKS ARE INSTALLED? It is located at the main entrance, around the three birch trees that are in a huge raised planter! Anyone can personalize a brick and help support the Community Garden Club which uses proceeds to maintain and improve our gorgeous community garden, the only real "park" located here in our Creston area. Applications to create a personal brick are right there at the entrance to the Garden - which is located on Swayze Street, next to the rodeo grounds and Creston Communitiy Center. For more info, call Judy at 805-226-9489. The cost for three lines is $75. There are more than 50 bricks in that area so far. Ann Spencer, the founder of this site, has purchased two of them - one to honor dear friends and one to remember her beloved BLM mustangs.
The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details (see Links/Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library! All sorts of reports are given, such as law enforcement calls for services, fire department activity, SLO County District 5 representative report, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site.
Creston Library is open on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. - 7 pm, Thursdays noon - 6 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can order whatever you want (books, CDs , DVDs, VHS movies, documentaries, pretty much ANY magazine, etc.) by logging on to www.slolibrary.org and placing your order. Items are shipped to the Creston Library for pick up during regular hours. Also, did you know that you can download a book to your electronic device right inside the Library? And lastly, there is free WiFi right outside the Library, 24/7/365!
Friends of the Creston Library plans and funds lots of exciting activities at the library! Several local residents have been creating the landscape in the back yard complete with loads of flowers, a cherry tree, bird bath, daffodils, irises and picnic tables. Thank you to Brooke F. for installing the fantastic new drip irrigation system!
Creston Women's Club is a social and philanthropic organization which organizes special events including its annual fundraisers - the springtime Spaghetti Feed and summer Bingo Burger Bash - as well as community events including Halloween festivities and Christmas Eve activities. The club provides funding for the Creston Community Center, supports Creston Classic Rodeo and Creston 4H Club and awards scholarships for any educational endeavor. Donations and membership dues are welcome at P.O. Box 63, Creston, CA 93432
Creston Classic Rodeo is an annual fundraising event that, for a quarter century, has supported charitable needs and organizations in our community. The Rodeo Board also awards scholarships to students throughout San Luis Obispo County. For details and sponsorship opportunities, please visit their web site. For sponsorship information, call or e-mail Mike at 408-887-4590 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for sponsorships is Sept. 3rd. CrestonNews.org is a sponsor. Their mailing address - if you wish to make a donation - is P.O. Box 121, Creston CA 93432d
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