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Las Posadas

Playing the role of Mary, an angel, and Joseph, Samantha Crossley, Linnaea Yount, and Al Yerxa set out from St. John’s Anglican Church on Friday evening as part of “Las Posadas”—a Mexican celebration where community members reenact the story of Christmas by visiting various locales in town seeking shelter.

Lakers’ visit

Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Ryan Wildman was a very popular guy in Becky Booth’s Grade 2 classroom at Robert Moore School yesterday afternoon as he and his teammates handed out Lakers’ tickets and Boston Pizza kids’ meal coupons to students around the school. The players also visited St. Michael’s earlier in the day as a part of the team’s “Adopt-a-School” program.

Season for caring

Tim Bruyere, left, Vanessa Big George, and their daughter, Rudi-Lyn Bruyere, picked up their Christmas hamper from Capt. Angel Sandoval this morning at the Salvation Army Citadel here. The Salvation Army is expecting to put together and distribute about 200 hampers to district families this Christmas.

Christmas sing-along

Pat (Calder) Cupp, left, got her cousin, Sunset Country Métis Coun. Wanda Botsford, and uncle, Bob Armit (not pictured), on stage to lend their vocals during “On the Wings of a Dove” yesterday evening during a potluck dinner and Christmas sing-along at the Métis Hall here.

‘Grow a Doctor’

Dr. Jason Shack, along with Dr. Cynthia Saliba, spoke to more than 20 Fort High students during an informal lunch there yesterday as part of the “Grow a Doctor” program. These students, interested in going into the medical field, were able to ask questions of the local doctors regarding their jobs and the process of applying to med school.

Christmas delivery

Joanne Gosselin, left, June Caul, and Bev Angus, alongside other Rainycrest Auxiliary members, brought some Christmas cheer to Rainycrest residents like Anne Glowasky yesterday afternoon with the delivery of dozens and dozens of poinsettias to help brighten up the residents’ rooms.

'Cruiser' donation

Emma Bassett handed over her donation of a bag of rice to auxiliary constable Don Marquis at The Place on Saturday during the second-annual “Stuff a Cruiser” event hosted by the local OPP. With cruisers also located at Walmart and Safeway here, as well as Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, generous donations from the public filled up a total of 20 cruisers.

Spaghetti fundraiser

Judd Gardiman and Joleigh Mainville enjoyed their spaghetti dinner during a benefit for local resident Samantha Pearson last Thursday at the FFHS cafeteria. The dinner, which also featured a silent auction, penny table, and cookie walk, was extremely successful and drew upwards of 500 people of people.

‘Angels’ adopted

Eager to spread holiday cheer, the local Super 8 PeeWee girls’ hockey team showed off the haul of presents they put together yesterday evening at Walmart to “adopt” three of the angels for the Kenora & Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services’ annual “Adopt an Angel” program. The program wraps up this Friday (Dec.

Driving lay-up

Senior Muskie Will Anderson drove to the basket Saturday afternoon as he made a lay-up during Fort High’s 51-24 win over the International Falls Broncos to wrap up a perfect 4-0 record at the black-and-gold’s home tournament.