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It’s Santa!

Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd along the 700 block of Scott Street during the 55th-annual “Parade of Lights” on Saturday. This year’s parade was sponsored and organized by Causeway General Insurance Brokers. Ltd. for the fourth time.

'Spirit' guests

Tammy and Kelsey McLean checked out one of the quilts up for grabs at the “Spirit of Christmas” held Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous. The event, hosted by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, raised more than $7,000.

Filling trailer

Joe Galbraith placed donated items in a trailer during the “Fill a Trailer” event held Saturday at the Safeway parking lot. Hosted by students in the Social Service Worker program through Contact North here, donations of winter clothing were being accepted to give to the local Salvation Army.

Stunt routine

Six-year-old Liam Dent helped Matt Baker with a spinning ball trick during Baker’s Comedy and Stunt Show last night at the Townshend Theatre as part of the local “Kids & Company” entertainment series. The next performance will be the Squid Percussion Show on Jan. 21.

Christmas cash draw

Irene Laing, president of the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, drew the winning tickets for its Christmas cash draw Friday afternoon in the hospital gift shop. Brent DeBenedet won the first-place prize of $1,000, with Donna Wood winning the $500 second-place prize and Sue Fletcher the $300 third-place prize.

Skilled driver

Dryden OPP Cst. Erin Huckell took a spin—in reverse—around the small gym at Fort High this morning while behind the wheel of SIDNE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience). FFHS First Responders helped run the time trials. OPP and Treaty #3 Community Services Officers (CSOs) from around the region are in town for a conference.

Silent auction

Cynthia and Tracy Hudson checked out the numerous items up for grabs in the silent auction at the “Spirit of Christmas” yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous. Hosted by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, proceeds will help cover the group’s pledge to the “Together We Can” campaign for the new digital mammography unit at La Verendrye Hospital.

Getting glamorous

Diane Gibson had her nails painted by Rozanne Flatt-Evans of Bombshell at one of the “glamour” stations during the “Hope and the City” event Friday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. The women-only evening, hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, featured cocktails, dancing, shopping, and hors d’oeuvres, with proceeds going specifically towards women’s cancers.

Christmas spirit

Members of the Fort Frances High School “Mob(ilizers)” waved from their float during the 55th-annual “Parade of Lights” here Saturday. The float, which was based on the 1993 film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” won the prize for Best Non-Profit Organization. This year’s parade was sponsored and organized by Causeway General Insurance Brokers. Ltd. for the fourth time.