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October 26, 2018 most likely was a normal Friday for most companies, but for Creek Run employees, it was a day to celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit.  The Fourth Annual Creek Run Kickball Tournament event, along with the accompanying fall festivities, was spook-tacular this year!  The excitement began early at the start of the staff meeting as each person introduced themselves in character.  There were many new faces and even some celebrities at this meeting: Emmet from The Lego Movie, a Smartie pants, Bob Ross, five brightly colored crayons, Bindi Irwin, Drew Carey from The Price is Right, the Gorton’s fisherman, and many more.






The winners of the 2018 costume contest were Colton Palmer as Forrest Gump (People’s Choice), Steve Senne as Earl the goblin (Jason’s Choice), and Mason Frauhiger as chicken cord-on-blue (Most Creative).







After a productive staff meeting, the Chili Cook-off commenced with the tasting of eleven worthy contenders.  On a chilly and slightly rainy fall day, this was the perfect lunch in which to partake.  The competition was heated at times, but only five chili contestants emerged as the best in their various categories.  Mike Zimmerman’s Best Dang Chili won the Spiciest award for the second year in a row, and Amy Coons’s Sunday Chili won the Best Overall award.  Jeremy Wells, who unfortunately was unable to join in the festivities that day, received the Most Original award for his I wish I was there to enjoy it Chili, and his daughter Taylor accepted the award on his behalf.  Due to a tie, the People’s Choice was awarded to Dennis Livingston’s G Washington Wishbone’s Wild West Chili and Cole Lenz’s Surprise Chili.







Each year during the fall season, Creek Run gives its staff members the opportunity to give back to the community members.  Through donations from Creek Run employees, we were able to give $257 and 142 food and household items to the Montpelier branch of Community and Family Services.  In the afternoon, Creek Run employees and a few family members “kicked hunger to the curb” by participating in the 4th Annual Creek Run Kickball Tournament.









Five teams battled for bragging rights, but in the end only one team came out victorious.  This year’s champion team was comprised of Derek Simon, Taylor Wells, Steve Senne, Adam Lenz, and Randy Newton.







The 2018 Kickball Tournament was more than just a day to have fun; it was a day filled with teamwork and comradery.  Creek Run is grateful that there is a time each year when the entire staff can get together, share a meal and some laughs while growing closer as a company.