17,000 cases of strawberries were grown each year and shipped to the United States. The livestock industry was also becoming well established; there were approximately 1500 cattle, and 300 horses, in the valley in 1920. They hay harvested from the flats amounted to over 2500 tons every year.
One of the most significant factors in Creston's development was its incorporation as a village. A debate over this issue had been going on for several years, and finally, on May 14, 1924, a village charter was granted. The community's new status was confirmed that August, in a special ceremony in which the visiting Governor General, Lord Byng, swore in the first village council. At last, the Village of Creston could provide its residents with organised services.
Many new organisations were formed following Creston's incorporation: a curling club, Boy Scouts, the Royal Canadian Legion, a golf club, all established themselves in Creston. Creston residents were busy with these and other activities. Nevertheless, it appeared a sleepy little community to two men who attempted to rob the Imperial Bank of Canada in October 1925. Little did they know that the entire community, including school children, would band together and finally capture one of the robbers, and half the stolen money.
By the late 1920's, the community was in search of electricity. The Village Office and Fire Hall were provided