Jesse Moorhouse, Cassandra Spade, and Brooke Hammer, all members of the Big Green Committee at Fort Frances High School, organized clothing there this morning during the last day of their winter clothing drive. Period one classes were asked to bring in donations all week and a total of about 235 items were collected.
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With the annual “Parade of Lights” coming up Saturday (Nov. 28), Sammy Byma and Daffni Chabot added more glitter to the decorations for the local Girl Guides’ float yesterday evening. The parade, slated to start around 5 p.m., will begin at the old CN station and proceed east down Scott Street before wrapping up at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Local Legion ladies auxiliary president Silvia Gunderson assembled some of the care packages that will be sent to Canadian troops stationed oversees during the holiday season. This is the third year the local auxiliary has taken on the project and thanks to donations from the public, it was able to create more than 20 packages filled to the brim with a variety of goodies and other items.
Cindy Cole, director of surgical services at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., accepted an award from Steve Lawrence of McKesson Canada yesterday after the operating room at La Verendrye Hospital here was named the best overall performer, Canadian Non-Academic Hospital, by McKesson Canada and OR Manager.
Erin Devlin, representing the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program, was on hand at Cloverleaf in Emo on Friday to promote and distribute the new 2010 seniors’ safety calendar. The calendar, beautifully-decorated with children’s art, offers tips and suggestions on how seniors can keep safe in their homes and communities.
Hammarskjold Viking star Katie Ulakovic passed the ball off to a teammate as Muskie Tina Pham played defence in Game 2 of the NWOSSAA playoffs here Saturday morning. The visitors romped to a 61-25 victory to sweep the best-of-three showdown and advance to the all-Ontarios.
Jillian Cousineau, left, playing “Vixen” and Peter Fedoruk as “Rudolph” helped the actors of Dufflebag Theatre tell the story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Staged as part of the “Kids and Co.” entertainment series, the performance seemed to be a big hit among the nearly full house.
Grade 5 Robert Moore student Maddison Krikke, one of the three winners of an essay contest held in conjunction with Local Government Week (Oct. 18-24), read her essay on what she would do if she were mayor of Fort Frances at last night’s council meeting. Grade 5 St. Francis student Emma Noga also read her essay to council while Grade 10 Civics class student Carly Pruys couldn’t attend.
Students in Monica Armour’s Grade 4 class at J.W. Walker School rehearsed several Christmas tunes yesterday using hand chimes. Under the direction of Diane Maxey, the class will be performing their new musical skills during their Christmas concert next month.
Nichole Lowey put the finishing touches on a tree displaying Christmas decorations Saturday during the opening of the annual “Christmas Store” at Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Gardens. Now open every day until Christmas, there are plenty of local arts, crafts, and foods available there.