Bonnie Penney of the Fort Frances Lions Club, left, looked on as Miranda Allen of Safeway drew the winning ticket for the Lions’ food draw yesterday afternoon. Marie Saunders of Devlin won the grand prize of $100 a week for groceries for a year while Christian Windego won the second-place prize of $1,000 in food certificates.
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Mya Wrolstad skated for the first time while her mother, Wendy, looked on during at “Toonie Skate” at the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday. Although there isn’t the usual amount of ice outdoors so far this winter, there is plenty of it indoors for youngsters to skate on.
Isaiah Peltomaki, left, and Randy Wilde enjoyed the large Christmas feast at Knox United Church here on Christmas Day. The Fort Frances Choraliers were on hand singing Christmas carols while about 180 people turned out for the annual dinner featuring all the festive fixings.
Teagan McKinnon, left, handed her ticket to the Conductor (Mitchell Riordon) at the “Polar Express Family Christmas” held last Tuesday at the Fort Frances Public Library. About 100 children attended the event, where they enjoyed an evening of singing Christmas songs, playing games, and sitting on Santa’s knee.
The “Hallett Hall Choraliers” sang a selection of Christmas carols for a large group of residents and visitors at Rainycrest here last Wednesday afternoon. The new group, which is directed by Diane Maxey, had been rehearsing for the past six weeks.
Lorelai Lake, left, and her dad, Kevin, raced down the hill at the overpass here on Boxing Day. Plenty of kids and their families were on hand to enjoy the wintry weather as well as test out some new sleds from Santa.
Anniss Seid, right, had to stretch to his limits to dig this drop shot by Steve Boileau during the ‘A’ Open final at the Sunset Country Squash Club’s 29th-annual Boxing Day tournament here Saturday. Seid made the shot but Boileau wound up beating the defending champ 3-2 (12-10, 10-12, 10-12, 11-8, and 11-9) to claim the overall title for the first time.
Callum Galusha, left, along with his sister, Socorro, enjoyed the annual community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church here Friday afternoon. About 180 people turned out to enjoy a festive meal of turkey and all the fixings.
Hope Plante shared her wish list with Santa on Tuesday during the “Polar Express Family Christmas” at the Fort Frances Public Library. Santa gave each child a jingle bell to take home with them, and they also listened to some Christmas stories and sang songs. Jolly St. Nick will take to his sleigh for their annual trek around the world tonight.
Evan Wright, left, and his brother, Grayson, were staying warm with a yarn blanket at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. It is part of a display in tribute to the Tim Hortons’ commercial currently airing on television that was filmed here last December. Several other locations around town, such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, also been “yarn bombed” recently.