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Christmas music

Erin Gustafson, left, and Sara Roth performed “What Child Is This?” yesterday during a rehearsal for the St. Francis School Grades 7-8 charity Christmas dinner, which goes tonight at 5:30 p.m. Several students will perform and a delicious dinner will be served, with proceeds to go towards a Kenyan mission and orphaned children there.

Songs of hope

Under the direction of Diane Maxey, the Fort Frances Choraliers performed the Christmas cantata, “Emmanuel,” at St. Mary’s Church here yesterday afternoon. Several hundred people filled the church to enjoy an hour-and-a-half of music, followed by refreshments and socializing in the hall downstairs.

Baking treats

Kelly Gooselin scooped cookie dough onto trays Friday evening in preparation for a bake sale hosted by the local Girl Guides’ Pathfinder/Ranger unit Saturday at Knox United Church. Proceeds will go towards their international summer camp, with unsold goodies still available at Bonnie Blue.

Act of kindness

Cynthia Hudson was among a group of volunteers from Bethel Baptist Church who wrapped gifts at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon. The volunteers were offering to wrap presents for downtown shoppers as an act of holiday kindness.

—Heather Latter photo

House ablaze

Firefighters battled a blaze into the night at a residence on Church Road in Devlin. Reported just before 4 p.m. yesterday, the La Vallee Fire Department responded to the call first, then called for mutual aid from the Alberton Fire Deptartment.

Tower of lights

The refurbished lookout tower along the riverfront now is sporting festive lights, spreading Christmas cheer high into sky. These “snowflake” lights, which are on loan from the BIA, recently were put up by the Fort Frances Power Corp., and have since been supplemented by strings of more traditional lights bought by town council.

Road to Bethlehem

Grade 3 students from St. Michael’s School performed a song and choral reading entitled “The Road to Bethlehem” during their dress rehearsal there yesterday. The concert for the Grades 1-3 was staged last night while the JK/SK concert will go Monday night.

Eyeing his options

Muskie Justin Anderson looked over all his options against the Baudette Bears last night. The black-and-gold won 48-39 in the first game of their senior boys’ basketball tournament at Fort High, with action continuing today and tomorrow.

Practice makes perfect

Senior kindergarten students in Dorothy Quibbell’s class at J.W. Walker yesterday rehearsed the song they will be singing at their Christmas concert on Tuesday (Dec. 15) at 6:30 p.m. The school also has two other concerts scheduled—Dec. 16 for Grades 1-3 and Dec. 17 for Grades 4-8.