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          July 15, 2014




the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014.

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

If you would like your event advertised on this site, or if you have anything to contribute, or if you have suggestions, please email the Web Mistress at  or call her home phone at 805-438-3543. 

   The community wants to welcome both the new Elementary school secretary and the new principal ! A few of our teachers and teacher assistants have "retired" and we welcome the new teachers ! Last but not least, our beloved custodian, Russ, retired one year ago.  A hearty welcome and huge thanks for a great job to new custodian,  Carlos.

   NEWSFLASH :    NEW  LIBRARY HOURS  AS OF  JULY  1st:  Tuesday 1 - 7 PM    Thursday  12 - 6 PM
                          and for the first time in my memory     SATURDAY   10 am - 4 pm

   I have been told that all backyard burning is now on hold until further notice.

   WEB SITE   UPDATE::   The Creston Advisory has a new web site address:  please make a note of it:::

    NEWSFLASH:   The Creston Pool opened on Tuesday, June 17th. 
  Here are the hours:      Monday through Friday::  Adult Swim    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM All age 12:30 - 4:30 PM
                         Saturday and Sunday::  All Age Swim  12:30  - 5:30 PM

    Everyone that has a Creston zip code received the green flier (in mid-June) detailing all of this, plus the info about how to donate $$$  to keep the pool open. You can snail mail a donation directly to the Pool Fund by sending a check - Made out to "Creston Community Association", and then it is PO Box 84,  Creston 93432
    NEW this year:  Due to the increased costs and lots of interest from non-Creston residents ( i.e. Atascadero or Paso Robles or Santa Margarita)  there will be a $1 donation per person per day to help defray our expenses. Also, if you are so inclined, you can follow on FACEBOOK  and post photos, etc, at "CCACrestonPoolFund"
  For the record,  the pool opened on July 16th of 1960 ! Cookie Saffell  at the Library had a great poster with some amazing photos. Some of those were enlarged and put onto the Loading Chute Barn Wall Door area a few years ago.  Speaking of which,  the annual Swim Pool Fund Raiser is as follows:   Fiesta de Agua !  will be held on Saturday, August 16th, starting at 4 PM. Dinner - Auction - Raffle is 5 - 7 PM. Dancing begins at 7 PM and there is an  OUTSTANDING  band this year. :  O'Donovan
                                                  Tickets are
$20/single dinner/dance
                                                         Dance  only is $10
                                                      Family Dinner/Dance is  $45
                                                              VIP table with advance reservation  $250   
             BRING  ALL  OF   YOUR   COMPADRES   AND JOIN  THE FUN.      A  REALLY  FUN  EVENING FOR ALL !    I was told by a reliable source that the very first  Swim Pool BAR  B Q was held in 1978.  If that is true,  this is a long-standing tradition here in Creston.    Please visit the pool and enjoy your friends and neighbors.  I swam there today and it is crystal clean and very refreshing, with chairs and ample shade provided.

Creston   4 H meeting  - first Wednesday of each month - for more info, email

  The  Creston Advisory Body  meeting is held the third Wednesday of the month at the Creston church. The agenda can be emailed directly to your home, or you will find it posted each month on the bulletin board located inside the Library.  For  more info, and to get onto Sheila's email blast list, come to the meeting and hand her your email address. Or, check out the web site link on my Links page.  SEE  NEW  WEB SITE ADDRESS ABOVE  !

Wednesday July 16th  7 PM, Creston Advisory Body meeting in the "new"  Church sanctuary on O'Donovan

Tuesday,  July 22nd at 2:30 PM, at the Library:  Gerald Joseph, Magician. This is the most popular of all of the SLO County  Children's Programs.  Please mark your calendars.  Cookie usually bakes some cookies - which are super delicious. And, she brings some drinks sometimes, too !  This event is FREE   !

Tuesday,  July 29th,  at 2:30 PM,  at the Library:   The program today is aimed at the 4 H and should be wonderful.  If you know anyone who is interested, please pass this info along to them. It is free !

Saturday,  August 16th, 4 PM  The Creston Pool Fund Party/Fund Raiser will be held at the Loading Chute Barn, starting at 4 PM this year.  PLEASE  SAVE  THE DATE !  Great food and fun for the entire family. Beautiful location if you have not seen the "back yard" of the Chute. Tickets are $20 per adult for the dinner and dance, just $10 for dance only,  Families are $45, and VIP table with advance reservations are $250.  Contact Vickie at 238-0403 to make the VIP table reservations. One of the fund raisers is the Silent Auction. If you have something of value to donate, we do need some items to auction off, such as gift baskets,  gift cards or certificates to restaurants, etc. Please call or email Vickie  to arrange for dropping off. Her email address is
 Another part of the fund raiser, which is hugely popular, is the LIVE Dessert auction. If you know someone who likes to bake yummy cakes, cookies, brownies, pastries, whatever,  PLEASE  ask them to help us. All they need to do is bring the item to the event between 4 PM and 5 PM and set it down onto the dessert auction table inside the barn. Popular cakes include spirits like Rum or Brandy !  The success of this event is absolutely critical to keeping our beloved pool open for our Creston kids and adults all summer long.

Thursday Aug 21st, 7 PM    rodeo board and general membership meeting, location to be announced.  Volunteers are needed to help run the rodeo. Please come to the meeting to sign up to help. We need help serving beer and wine, selling the brand/logo merchandise, such as T-shirts and baseball caps, and many other jobs.

Monday,  Sept 8th  6 PM   Women's Club meeting at the Community Garden, under the steel gazebo.  This club is open to all greater Creston area ladies. The mission is to provide needed scholarship money to any Creston resident, any age, any school of higher learning, such as a college, a trade school, anything. Since 1985, over $80,000  has been awarded to locals, plus annual donations to the Elementary School Science Camps and Field trips. For more details, please call Rosie at 238-1662.

Thursday through Sunday,  Sept.  11th - 14th -  CRESTON  CLASSIC  RODEO  !  This is the major fund raiser for our community to build,  at  long  last,  the Community Center, which is currently under construction adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, next to the Garden,  at the end of Swayze Street.  VOLUNTEERS  ARE  NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT.  Please help out if you can.  You can find contact info on the official rodeo website. Go to my LINKS  page, button is at the top of this page.
If your club has an activity that you would like to post here, please call Ann at 438-3543 or email her directly  at   ""      Thanks

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