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Cameron Penney

Cameron joins the Fort Frances Times for as a Summer Reporter for 2016.

Park music

Brianna Eldridge, left, along with Brianna Peloquin, performed their rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley during “Music in the Park” at the Emo Lions Park on Tuesday afternoon. The event, held to raise fund for the annual “I Am Awesome” girls’ retreat, featured local musicians, as well as yoga, a scavenger hunt, and a barbecue.

‘Treat Day’

Dairy Queen Fort Frances owner Christin Thomson, left, showed off an upside down Blizzard treat this morning while DQ employee Kassidy LeDrew prepared another one in preparation for “Miracle Treat Day.” Net proceeds from every Blizzard sold today will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Soccer action

Kevin Metke, left, of the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs looked to steal the ball from Simeon Nussbaumer of Pharmasave during semi-final action in the Borderland Soccer League at the Struchan Gilson Memorial Soccer Pitch last night. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw, while the two-leg series will wrap up on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Watering track

Jeff Cridland of Daryl’s Custom Landscapes watered the sod that had been placed on the inside of the new running track at Robert Moore School yesterday afternoon. Workers lowered the land to build the track and lay the sod, and elevated land elsewhere on the field to create a “play hill” for students to use.

‘Sprout Camp’ launches mental health initiative

After a week of hard work and dedication, four local youth have prepared and launched their own initiative in an effort to raise local awareness on mental health.

The “Sprout Ideas Camp,” which ran from July 25-29 at Fort Frances High School, challenged youth to consider issues within their community and construct solutions to combat the issues.