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Student float

Members of the student council at Donald Young School gave up part of the lunch break to paint signs for the school’s float in the Santa Claus parade this coming Friday (Dec. 5) as part of “Holly Daze” festivities in Emo. The student council, members of P.A.L.S.

Season of giving

Capts. Angel and Marlene Sandoval of the local Salvation Army joined deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs and Canadian Tire employee Joleen Pettis to kick off the Christmas kettle campaign Monday morning at Canadian Tire. The Salvation Army would like to have kettles out at area businesses Monday through Saturday until Dec. 24, but desperately needs more volunteers to ring the bells.

Bake sale items

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s special events committee has rounded up many gift ideas in preparation for the “Up Scale Bake Sale” at the Little Beaver Snow Park lodge on Thursday evening.

DYS float

Members of the student council at Donald Young School gave up part of the lunch break to paint signs for the school’s float in the Santa Claus parade this coming Friday (Dec. 5) as part of “Holly Daze” festivities in Emo. The student council, members of P.A.L.S.

And the winner is . . .

“Citizen of the Year” Linda Hamilton drew the winning ticket for the Kiwanis “Trip of the Month” draw for December as Kiwanian Alan Zucchiatti looked on this morning at International Travel Services. James Ward of Fort Frances will be heading to sunny Montego Bay, a trip valued at $5,000.

Christmas greeting

Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowds lining the streets Saturday evening during the Business Improvement Association’s annual “Parade of Lights.” The UNFC Aboriginal Head Start program won first prize for its float, with the St. Mary’s Youth Group and Canadian Mental Health Association placing second and third, respectively.

Auxiliary draw

Marilyn and Roy Brown held the draw box for Doug Medhurst on Friday afternoon as he drew the lucky winners of three cash prizes outside the gift shop at La Verendrye Hospital. Glenna Rea won the $1,000 first prize, with second place going to Richard Harper ($300) and third place to Gladys Martin ($200).

God bless us, every one!

Ebenezer Scrooge’s adventures with the “Spirit of Christmas Present” were read by Brian Hagarty during yesterday evening’s dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Presented by CBC Radio and the Voyageur Lions Club, the reading also featured local residents Val Martindale, Mark Kowalchuk, and Ruth Caldwell as well as CBC Winnipeg morning show host Terry MacLeod.

Christmas ensemble

The Borderland Ensemble, consisting of Dr. George Elliott, foreground, Jess Brandrick, Kirsten Stinson, Sam Harcus, Fr. Wayne McIntosh, Bill McPherson, Pam Brandrick, Dean Lindstrom, and John Jankiewicz (not pictured) played for people who stopped by the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon to warm their toes and enjoy hot cider. There also was cookie decorating for kids.