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Christmas feast

Mercedes Audette, left, enjoyed dining with her sister, Chelsea, and father Kevin on Sunday during the community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church. Also at the table with them, but not seen here, was Christine Audette. —Duane Hicks photo

Candlelit memories

Susan Irvine lit an ice candle on Christmas Eve in the Emo cemetery, as her granddaughter Alisha Haglin looked on. People were able to purchase the candles for the cost of $5 which were lit in the memory of their loved ones. A similar ceremony was also held the same evening at the Devlin cemetery. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Season to give

Capt. Angel Sandoval, back left, of the Salvation Army got a helping hand from J.W. Walker students James Nicolson, far left, Colin Angus, Thomas Whitecrow, Cam Badiuk and J. Rains loading donated goods onto a truck outside the school Thursday morning. Each class in the school donated non-perishable food items and toys to the Salvation Army’s Christmas hamper program this holiday season.

Court battle

Jason Sobkowicz, right, battled against Chris Faragher on the court Monday during the annual Boxing Day men’s squash tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre here. Sobkowicz ended up edging out John Yellowega 3-2 to win the ‘B’ title. Meanwhile, Ben Andrusco captured top honours in the ‘A’ event after blanking James Knopf 3-0 in that best-of-five final.

Community spirit

Volunteers served up a traditional holiday dinner, complete with all the fixings, to around 300 people Sunday during the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church. The popular event, which also featured music and activities for children, was made possible through donations from the community as well the helping hands of over 40 volunteers.

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Santa got caught in a scrum with reporters as he exited the courtroom in the skit “The Christmas Orange,” performed by Dawn Pruys’ Grade 7 class at JW Walker School yesterday. In the play, Santa is sued by a child who complains of receiving only an orange for Christmas. Walker students held their rehearsal yesterday morning, with the concert taking place last night in the gym.

Raise your voice

Gemma Lamonato, left, Nadia Felix, and Barb Cousineau lifted their voices in song along with their fellow Choraliers during the annual Christmas cantata at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday afteroon. The 50 singers performed for a packed house for about an hour, giving renditions of some classic carols like “Joy to the World” and “Angels We Have Heard on High,” as well as more original pieces.

Early present

Gabrielle Peters got an early gift from Santa Claus yesterday at the Fort Frances Day Care Centre. Hey, kids, it’s only three more sleeps until Christmas Eve so you’d better be good for goodness sake. —Duane Hicks photo

Stealing Christmas

“The Grinch” rode through “Whoville” on his sleigh Monday afternoon as the Grade 8 class at Crossroads School performed their rendition of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The concert was held last night in the school’s gymnasium.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Splish, splash

Karriagan Johnson, left, Giselle Smith and Ali Jackson, with their Donald Young School senior kindergarten class, had some fun swimming at the Fort Frances Sportsplex Thursday afternoon on their last day of weekly swimming lessons. As a treat, the class ate lunch at McDonald’s and baked cookies with a Grade 9 class at Fort High.

–Heather Ogilvie