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Lions’ draw

Voyageur Lion member Diana Larocque, left, and Boston Pizza general manager Laureen Luchka recently made the Voyageur Lions’ monthly 50/50 draw at Boston Pizza. A total of $110 was split between the Salvation Army food bank and Brian Norris.

Up for bid

A boxed set of silver plated flatware is among the silent auction items which will be up for bid this Saturday (Dec. 7) at the Knox United Church fundraising kick-off dinner and silent auction, which starts at 5 p.m. in McMillan Hall.

W.I. ribbon cutting

Richard McKinnon, representing local MPP Sarah Campbell, museum board chair Annie van Rozen, Ontario Trillium Foundation local Grant Review Team member Linda Hamilton, and Emo Mayor Vince Sheppard were on hand to cut the ribbon last Thursday to officially unveil the newly-renovated Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum in Emo.

Hospital tea

Louis Decaire, left, Maurice LaForest, and Bud and Flora Danylchuk enjoyed their afternoon at the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary’s annual fall tea Saturday at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church here. The event also included a bake sale, penny table, cookie walk, and a celebrity cake raffle, as well as the auxiliary making a $25,000 donation to the hospital for new beds.

Making pickles

Isabelle Tanguay, left, Peyton Cousineau, Corban Galusha, and Nancy Leach were among the kids who had fun making pickles last week at the Fort Frances Day Care school-age program at Robert Moore School. The kids were taught how to make the pickles by Myndi Siemens, who runs the “home cooking” program every Monday from noon-2 p.m.

Damaged tree

The Town of Fort Frances is none too pleased that vandals has stripped the bark off this tree near the swimming dock on the waterfront. Not only is it bad for the tree, but it could cost the taxpayers. The cost to replace a new mature tree is around $2,500-$3,000.

Planting trees

Brett Hahkala and Chase McGuire, Grade 8 students at J.W. Walker School, planted trees on a clear-cut north of Devlin on Tuesday with members of the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club, which sponsored the event.