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‘Spirit of Christmas’ donations

A number of items already have been donated for the upcoming “Spirit of Christmas” fundraising event, which will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Wonderful crafts, decorations, artwork, and baking will be featured in a silent auction, and there also be a live action portion, along with coffee, dainties, and draws.

Green goo

Emma Bone, left, and Kadynce Chabot played with creepy crawlers and green goo Tuesday during a Hallowe’en party at the Fort Frances Nursery School. Children also read Hallowe’en stories, dug up bones in the sandbox, and helped to carve a pumpkin.

Hugging the post

Goalie Sara Trendiak was glued to the post in the Muskies’ game against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints on Saturday during their 10-team tournament here. Trendiak allowed just one goal en route to the 9-1 victory.

Early treat

This local cow girl received a Hallowe’en treat from an Emo store along Front Street on Friday as youngsters from the Ontario Early Years Centre there got an early jump on their trick-or-treating.

Piece of cake

Meghan Haehn of Fort Frances was all smiles yesterday as she received her free ’flu shot from public health nurse Myrna Cooper at Robert Moore School here. More ’flu vaccination clinics will be held at various locations across the district in the coming weeks.

‘Gotcha!’

Samara Payne showed off the apple she “caught” to her sisters, Tessa and Caileigh, on Monday during Hallowe’en activities at the Fort Frances Museum. A steady stream of children went to the museum on their day off from school to bob for apples, carve pumpkins, watch “A Night at the Museum,” and go on an archaeological dig in the dark, among other activities.

Pumpkin piñata

Jace Alexa, dressed as a Jack-o-Lantern, tried to break open the pumpkin piñata during a Hallowe’en party in the toddler class at the Fort Frances Day Care yesterday. Youngsters in the other classes also were dressed in costume as an early celebration of the spooky day.

‘Ewwwwwwww!’

Kenna Robertson, left, Angel McCormack, and Madyson Weir dared to put their hands into “mysterious” substances as Girl Guide Susan Stewart looked on yesterday during Hallowe’en activities at the Fort Frances Museum.

Run for Recovery

Runners and hikers headed out on the trail yesterday during the first-annual “Run for Recovery,” sponsored by Parents Against Illicit Narcotics and the Borderland Bicycle Club. Ten runners jogged through the 3.5-km course while 15 hikers took the long way, covering seven km through the bush to have fun while staying active and raise awareness about drug abuse in the district.