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Hamilton named top citizen

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Linda Hamilton, the 21st “Citizen of the Year” for Fort Frances, formally will be honoured Nov. 21 at the town’s annual appreciation, recognition, retiree, and long-service dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Town council approved the recommendation to name her as “Citizen of the Year 2009” at Monday night’s meeting.

The “Citizen of the Year” selection committee, consisting of Mayor Roy Avis, Coun. Sharon Tibbs, Bill Gushulak (“Citizen of the Year 2000”), and Mark Kowalchuk (“Citizen of the Year 1994”), met last Wednesday to choose from among the 18 nominations that came in before the Oct. 31 deadline.

Besides the dinner next Friday, Hamilton also will be asked to ride in the Santa Claus parade on Nov. 29 and the Canada Day parade next July.

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