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'Jurassic' trunk

Darren and Chantal Derendorf of Gold Star Taxi took won first place in the “Brightest" category at the annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event that took place last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Public Library parking lot. The display was decked out in "Jurassic Park”-themed decorations and provided a prehistoric feel to the young trick-or-treaters who stopped by.

'Novemberfest' socializing

“From the Grind Up" owner Ben Morelli, left, chatted with "Friends of the Museum" volunteer Sarah Marusyk during the "Novemberfest” fundraiser gala Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. The sold-out event saw nearly 100 people enjoy live music, games, a live auction, and beer, wine, and food—all in support of museum programming. See story, more photos on A5.

Fairgrounds demo

J T J Contracting Ltd. demolished the “United Church Building” at the fairgrounds in Emo on Friday morning, which will be replaced by a new 170-foot-long structure that will house food booths, a commercial kitchen, and bathrooms. The Exhibition Hall also is being renovated, with construction for both hoped to be completed in time for next year's fair.

Holding steins

Emcee Lauren Hyatt, centre, interviewed Kevin Kennedy, left, as fellow stein-holding contestant Cameron Daley focused intently on keeping his mug aloft during “Novemberfest” last Thursday evening at the museum. Ultimately, Vance Dick won the men's contest while Colleen Fawcett won for the women.

Getting ready

Jean Richards last week got the silent auction ready for the Fine Line Art Gallery's upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza.” From now until the open house this Saturday (Nov. 10), people are urged to drop by 529 Mowat Ave. and bid on upwards of 25 items. The bids will be drawn during the open house, which will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and feature a variety of unique gift ideas for sale.

Poppy flag

Legion Br. #29 president Ray Watson, Legion member Rod Davis, and Mayor Roy Avis held up the poppy flag before raising it ain front of the Civic Centre last on Wednesday. The flag is a symbol of remembrance and recognition for the sacrifices made by those who fought for the country's freedom.

Bavarian fare

Debbie Collett was dressed in the spirit of the event as she enjoyed a plate of Bavarian fare. Flint House served up a smorgasbord of tasty food, ranging from bratwurst and Black Forest ham to soft pretzels and cheese dip.

Trio chatting

Diane Clifford, left, Val Calder, and Min Crowe had a friendly chat as music played and festive laughter filled the air on the main floor of the museum Thursday evening during “Novemberfest.”