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Strawberry socialites

Yvonne Armstrong, left, along with Pearl Pidlubny, Marlene Kellar, Grace McCaughey, Betty Herman, and Clora McEvoy, enjoyed some sweet treats yesterday afternoon during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Strawberry Social” on the hospital grounds. There also were games and raffles, with all proceeds going towards the auxiliary’s various initiatives.

Health fair for seniors slated

The Northwestern Health Unit is hosting a “Healthy Aging Adult Fair,” for those aged 50 and older, for the first time here.

Set for this Tuesday (June 23), people can drop by the health unit’s office on Scott Street anytime from 9 a.m.-noon.

“We’re trying to build a base for people to reach out,” explained public health nurse Myrna Kranyk-Cooper.

Proud graduate

Confederation College graduate Danielle Rousseau accepted her diploma from president Jim Madder yesterday evening during the annual convocation ceremony for the local campus. The ceremony, was held at the Townshend Theatre, saw 44 students graduate.

Barn concert a big hit

The first barn concert of the season at Cornell Farms in La Vallee was held Monday evening.

More than 200 people were on hand to enjoy the music, celebrate the family barn’s centennial year, and also support the Fort Frances “Community Chest.”

Activities began at 6:30 p.m. with a barbecue and various games outside the barn to raise money for the local charity.

Prom finery

Maxwell Williams, left, and Jenny Hammond stood for a special photo-op in front of an antique car Saturday at Seven Oaks. Fort High prom couples gathered there for pictures before attending “grand marches” at Rainycrest and the Townshend Theatre, followed by dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Infant warmer

Dr. Lorena Jenks, left, and Dr. Melanie Halvorsen showed off a new medical device at La Verendrye Hospital. Called an “infant warmer,” the tool is an upgrade to the hospital’s current equipment and is used to more efficiently treat infants who need intensive care.

Barn concert

Brent Newman, centre, joined by local band Rough Cut Pine, entertained a crowd of more than 200 people last night during the first barn concert of the season at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. The event—which marked the centennial year of the family barn—also raised $4,800 for the Fort Frances “Community Chest."

Prom poses

Fort High students had fun posing for prom photos at Seven Oaks under sunny skies Saturday. New this year was a “Grand March” at Rainycrest before the traditional one inside the Townshend Theatre. The annual dinner/dance then followed at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Special visitors

Fort Frances Nursery School student Betty Newman posed with “Frozen” princesses Elsa, left, and Anna yesterday morning at the Legion Park. The two made a special visit for the nursery school’s “wind-up” barbecue, where the youngsters also were awarded certificates for completing the school year.