To the Hydro crew from Fort Frances.
We would like to thank you very, very much for helping restore the electricity to our small town of Elma, Ont.
We know that you travelled a long way from Northern Ontario to help their fellow countrymen. We hope that you will soon be done so you can go home to your family and friends who surely do miss you all.
We hope everyone knows how important your job really is. You are working very long hours in cold, snowy weather. We hope you enjoyed our hot soup, coffee, and cake. It’s the least we could do.
I hope that someday we can return the favour. Please post this letter at your office in Fort Frances to show your boss how important it was for you to come.
Stephanie Servage, 10
and John Servage, six
P.S. We will never forget your support.
Editor’s note: Brian Curtis, Tom Pitkanen, Bob McTavish, and Brent McQuaker were the Ontario Hydro crew who went east from Fort Frances.