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Library campaign to launch phone blitz

FORT FRANCES—The “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for the new Fort Frances Public Library is undertaking a telephone blitz next week (Sept. 22-26) to get the final $35,000 needed to meet its $750,000 goal.

Called the “Drive for 35” phone campaign, a dedicated group of volunteers will be calling area residents next Monday through Friday to try and get pledges.

Second-annual harvest dinner all ready to go

The second-annual Rainy River District Harvest Dinner is set to go Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Devlin Hall.

A fantastic menu of local foods has been created by Todd Moxham of “CATER 2 U,” a locally-owned cooking and catering company.

All five courses, from the appetizers to the dessert, will be made with products grown or raised right here in Rainy River District.

Helping the cause

After a cold, drizzly morning, the sun began to shine through Sunday afternoon just in time for the annual Terry Fox Run organized by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. There were 82 participants who came out this year to raise money in the fight against cancer, once again led by Marj Katerick, who reached her personal goal of $2,008. The final amount was still being tallied.

High flying

Chris Johnson worked with his radio-controlled airplane before sending it up for an aerial display that pleased the crowd at the ninth-annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” held Saturday at the Fort Frances Airport. He later won the prize for best radio-controlled plane.

No new fires to report: MNR

There were no new fires in the West Fire Region yesterday.

Aviation and fire operations are scaling back following normal seasonal changes and downgrades as cooler, wet weather comes through and the fire hazard drops.

Seven fires remain active in the region, but they are not threatening any values.