Cindy Manty placed a leaf on the “Tree of Hope,” sponsored by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #29, during the “Relay for Life” kick-off event in front of the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Also in the courtyard at the Fort Frances Museum were members of the Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club, with “Guoiji” the Dragon, as well as an information booth and a “Relay” team selling goodies. Inside the museum, meanwhile, was an open art studio and drop-in jigging lessons. There also was a perogy dinner special at Flint House, followed by a performance by Nick Sherman at From the Grind Up that evening.