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This year's Mini-King, four-year-old Grayson Idrisson, left, was crowned by last year's king, Declan Scott, after the competition Sunday afternoon at Point Park. There were a total of nine contestants (five girls and four boys), who each received a goodie bag after answering questions on stage from event organizer Melissa Gushulak.

Money pit

About a dozen excited youngsters aged seven-nine hopped into the “Little Amik Money Pit" on Sunday afternoon franctically digging to find themselves a few shiny loonies as their parents and family members looked on during "Fun in the Sun” activities held at Point Park.

Seniors appreciation

Ruth Caldwell, left, Kathy Haukaas, Vicky Wishart, and Melvin Haukaas enjoyed a quiet afternoon of socializing and snacks last Tuesday (June 26) as the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre hosted a seniors' appreciation tea to celebrate Seniors' Month in Ontario (June). Hot and cold beverages, as well as sweet treats, were served up for all of the seniors who visited the library.


Above, five-year-old Hope McCormick (left), who was named this years' mini-queen on Sunday afternoon, was crowned by last year's queen, Brooklyn Beckett, during the pageant that took place at Point Park as part of the Canada Day celebrations. Her love of the colour pink and eating spaghetti, as well as building igloos and playing with friends, is what won over the judges for McCormick.

Tea and scones

The Fort Frances Museum celebrated “Mall Days” last Thursday by holding its first afternoon of tea and scones on the second floor. Carol Lyons, Ruth Brockie, Geraldine Spence, Carroll McFayden, Colleen Kennedy (visiting from Toronto), and Sandra Brunetta enjoyed a pleasant afternoon socializing while museum curator Sherry George topped up their refreshments.

Kids corner

There was lots to do in the kids' corner during “Mall Days" festivities last Thursday at the Rainy Lake Square. Community Living Fort Frances and District set up booths with various arts and crafts activities, including button-making, games, and temporary tattoos.

Mini royalty

Last year's Mini-King and Queen, Declan Scott and Brooklyn Beckett, at left, passed on their duties to five-year-old Hope McCormick and four-year-old Grayson Idrisson after the annual mini-royalty contest held during Canada Day festivities at Point Park.

Seniors tea

Gloria Bergner, left, Sue Drew, and Sheri De Gagne enjoyed an afternoon of assorted beverages and treats during a seniors' apprecation tea held at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in celebration of Seniors' Month (June).

Sidewalk sale

Tyra Hammond, left, and Ruth Anderson checked out a clothing rack outside of McTaggarts this morning as downtown merchants set up for the BIA's annual “Mall Days.” The event is happening all day long, with sidewalks sales, an Early Iron Car Club Show, a kids' corner, and other activities. An evening vendor market also will be held from 5-8 p.m.