With a little guidance from “Merlin” (Jennifer Kawulia), “Batman” (a.k.a. Matthew Taves) pinned the nose on the witch during a Hallowe’en party for pre-school children Tuesday at the Fort Frances Day Care. The toy library also held a party that morning at the Fort Frances Children’s Complex. —Duane Hicks photo
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Kaela Lowey, left, Savannah Woods, Emily Hyatt, Jessica Ash, and Jewel Kozik were all smiles at the Hallowe’en party for junior students at St. Francis School yesterday afternoon. Activities included face-painting, limbo, a hockey shoot-out, music, and caricatures by local artist Al Holt.
A bewitching batch of petrifying pumpkins were up for grabs Saturday at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s fourth-annual pumpkin raffle. This year’s fundraiser, which featured jack o’ lanterns decorated by Foundation special events committee members, CVFM vendors, and Fine Line Art Gallery artists, brought in about $300 for district health care.
Bernice Campbell, right, displayed several items—walking sticks, necklaces, and wooden figures—she acquired from the time she had spent in Kenya, Africa during the first meeting of the Emo Community Country Club on Thursday. The club, which is hosted by the Emo-La Vallee Healthy Communities Coalition, is an initiative allowing seniors citizens in the area to learn about different countries.
Taya Carlson checked out the spooky decor at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturday afternoon. In addition to selling pumpkins for jack o’ lanterns, Lowey’s Greenhouses had set up a “haunted house” area at the market to provide some complimentary Hallowe’en chills.
—Duane Hicks photo
Aquanaut Caitlin Sande took part in the club’s time trials last Thursday. Fourteen of the club’s competitive swimmers competed against the clock for the first time this season at the Memorial Sports Centre pool.
—Alex Cruickshank photo
Dylan Ossachuk volunteered to be “mummified” in toilet paper by Jordan Bruyere, left, and Shanleigh Fryer during the Fort Frances Public Library’s Hallowe’en party on Saturday afternoon. Kids showed up in costumes and made Hallowe’en crafts, bobbed for apples, played games, and enjoyed some snacks. —Melanie Béchard photo
Pharmacist Edwin Bruyere of the Fort Frances Clinic Dispensary showed John Pohanka how the new emergency information vials now available at the clinic dispensary work Saturday at the Fort Frances Seniors’ Coalition’s inaugural lifestyle expo.
A group of people played Texas Hold ’Em poker at Plaza Lanes this past Monday night. The players are part of a newly-formed league who each week compete for gift certificates and earn points towards the overall standings. The points will be used to seed the players come the tournament championship in early December. —Alex Cruickshank photo
Youngsters were strutting their stuff during the “Mother Goose” program at the Fort Frances Public Library this morning. The kids—from newborns up to 18 months old, were decked out in Hallowe’en costumes to sing songs and learn lap rhymes with their caregivers. —Melanie Béchard photo