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Generous donations

Casey Slack, along with his daughter, Mikka, and Rowan Donaldson, handed over a generous donation of food to OPP Insp. Steve Shouldice at The Place on Saturday during the fourth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event hosted by the local OPP, with the assistance the CN Police, Treaty #3 Police, and Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Little helper

Four-month-old Aymee Hunt of Devlin looked ready to sign on for duty with Santa’s other reindeer during the community Christmas party Sunday at the Devlin Hall. Those on hand enjoyed a potluck feast and a round of Christmas carols as part of the festivities.

Sheep song

Grade 3 students at St. Michael’s School, assisted by a few Grade 1 sheep, performed the song “Shaggy, Smelly Sheep” yesterday afternoon at their Christmas concert. It also included “O Canada” in Ojibwe, an Advent prayer, and many songs sung by the students in Grades 1-3.

‘Shake Up Christmas’

Zakary Kellar, 10, did “the worm” across the Robert Moore School stage this morning while his Grade 4 class sung “Shake Up Christmas” behind him. The school’s dress rehearsal for its holiday concert was enjoyed by all of the students in the audience, who will wait in their classrooms tonight when their parents fill the gym instead.

‘Thanks, Santa!’

21-month-old Jayden Perreault received a candy cane from Santa yesterday during the “Old Fashion Christmas Party” hosted by library staff and the Friends of the Fort Frances Public Library. The event also included a performance by the Rainy River District Youth Choir, refreshments, stories, and a visit from Ranier children’s author Mary Casanova.

Spirit of giving

Sarah Hudson handed over a bag full of food donations to CN Police Cst. Pete LeDrew at The Place on Saturday during the fourth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event hosted by the local OPP, with the assistance the CN Police, Treaty #3 Police, and Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Reindeer songs

Students in Andrea Domanski’s Early Learning class at J.W. Walker School donned reindeer antlers and belted out the song, “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer,” during an afternoon Christmas concert there yesterday for family and friends.

Lakers’ ringers

Fort Frances Lakers Ryan Ferguson, left, and Miles Nolan were proud to serve as guardians of the Salvation Army kettle during their shift yesterday at Walmart. Several members of the team have been ringing the bells for the charity’s cause in recent weeks. The kettle campaign continues through Dec. 24, with more volunteers needed. To lend a hand, call 274-3871.

Christmas carols

Members of the Rainy River District Youth Choir performed a selection of Christmas songs for family and friends last night during a holiday concert at Zion Lutheran Church here. The choir also will be performing during the Fort Frances Public Library’s “Old-Fashioned Christmas Party” this Sunday, as well as at Rainycrest on Dec. 22.