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Budding stars

Under-12 soccer participants Conor McManaman, front, and Hunter Leishman worked on their ball-handling skills during a practice at the St. Francis Sportsfields on Saturday afternoon.

Beautiful voices

The African Children’s Choir performed Friday evening before a packed house at Bethel Baptist Church here. The choir, made up of orphaned children from various parts of Africa, tours the world raising money that enables the children to continue their education and build awareness to the plight of the African people.

Family barbecue

Michael Jones and son, Jack, enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs yesterday at the Fort Frances Day Care’s 13th-annual family barbecue. The event featured a supper cooked up by local Kiwanians, as well as face-painting, games, draws, and appearances by “Bobber the Bass” and “Sparky the Fire Safety Dog.”

Muskie fundraiser

Lauren Gurski, a member of the Muskie girls’ soccer team, served up food to hungry players, parents, and members of the community yesterday evening at the Emo Youth Soccer League. The barbecue was a fundraiser to help the team offset the cost of participating at OFSAA in Collingwood next week. Following the meal, the Muskies volunteered their skills as guest coaches for the various teams.

Portfolio Day

Sara Sobkowicz and her mother, Sheila, spent some time together in the Robert Moore gym on Thursday during the school’s third-annual Portfolio Day. She read through her daughter’s work in awe of her writing skill, imagination, and obvious talent.

Portfolio Day

Sara Sobkowicz and her mother, Sheila, spent some time together in the Robert Moore gym on Thursday during the school’s third-annual Portfolio Day. She read through her daughter’s work in awe of her writing skill, imagination, and obvious talent.

‘Camp Day’ fun

Tim Hortons supervisor Danielle Herbert waited for her co-workers to her bail her out yesterday afternoon during “Camp Day” there. In addition to the “jail or bail” cell, a book sale, and other fundraisers, proceeds from every cup of coffee purchased yesterday will be donated to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.

Bike winner

Fire safety specialist Wayne Riches, back left, and Canadian Tire owner Paul Sunstrum congratulated Nathaniel Berg, 10, as he dropped by Canadian Tire last Thursday to pick up his new bike. Berg won it in a draw at the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service’s “Spring into Fire Safety” event the previous Saturday (May 24).

Grad brunch

Lauren Holborn, left, and Victoria Gosselin settled in to plates of hot pancakes and sausage with their friends at this year’s annual graduation brunch last Wednesday in Fort Frances High School cafeteria.

Safety re-designation

Alberton Reeve Mike Hammond looked on as Emo Coun. Gerd O’Sullivan signed an agreement to officially re-designate her municipality as a “Safe Community” last Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at La Place Rendez-Vous.