Not even some complimentary bread and water could cheer up “convict" Samantha Clifford of the Fort Frances Dental Centre as she waited to raise bail Saturday morning during the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club's annual "Bail or Jail” fundraiser held at the curling club in conjunction once again with the Chamber of Commerce's Business & Community Expo. See story A2.
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Tyler Ruppenstein, left, and Adrian Chapman of Investors Group presented Samantha Kabatay with a cheque for $10,000 at the Investors Group booth on Friday evening during the Business & Community Expo here. Kabatay had entered a nationwide Investors Group contest last year but only recently was notified of her windfall.
Fort High student Ava-Mae White (“Not Dead Fred") broke into song and dance during a dress rehearsal for the comedic musical "Spamalot” that runs today through Saturday (May 2-5) at the Townshend Theatre. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, are available at Northwood Gallery & Gifts and at the door.
Joy Lockman, left, got all of her flower-related questions answered by David Loewen of Loewen Greenhouses & Landscaping as his young son, Kenuel, looked on Saturday morning at the Business & Community Expo at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
Shane Carriere of Green's Brand Source Home Furnishings demonstrated how a digital kiosk worked Saturday morning at the Business & Community Expo. Green's customers can use the kiosk at the Mowat Avenue business to find out more about the entire line of Ashley Furniture—and even send themselves product information and images for future reference.
Linda Shannon tried out the “Ocean Waves Ball Drop" game Sunday afternoon during the "Mama Needs to Relax” at the Robert Moore School gym. The object of the game was to drop a loonie or toonie into a glass container of water and try to get the coin to land into a wine glass at the bottom in order to win a prize.
Arlene Georgeson looked on with some amusement as Jan Beazley played the “Yoga Wiffle Ball” game Sunday afternoon Contestants had to strike a yoga pose and then throw a plastic ball into a cup to win a prize.
Marissa Kinnear-Esselink and her daughter, Paisley, were on hand at Cloverleaf Grocery to receive her $500 food coupon from Emo and District Lions Club president Jodi Caul. The annual “Lions Share Grocery Raffle” was a huge success thanks to residents of the district. The first-place winner will receive their prize at a later date.
Irene Laing, left, and Laureen Vandetti enjoyed a good chat as La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary president Dixie Badiuk (back left) and Ann Wood looked on during the annual “Rockin' For a Reason” fundraiser Saturday morning at the Business & Community Expo. This year's effort brought in more than $10,000 for local health care.
Brenda Funk, left, received a mug from geriatric mental health worker Norma Reather last Thursday afternoon. The mug has a painting of Robert Moore School on it by local artist Vi Plumridge.