Wayne Riches of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade packed up some hampers this morning at the local Salvation Army. Firefighters Matt Ruston, Shawn Morrison, Kayne Shaw, and Nathan Cousineau also were among the volunteers who helped get them ready for pick-up. The Salvation Army is providing hampers for about 200 families this year—about 50 more than in 2014.
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Local seniors enjoyed a bus tour of Fort Frances to see Christmas lights displays during the “Tournament of Lights” yesterday evening. Volunteers Cassie McLellan and Taylor Clinker served up snacks while Verlaine Rodrigues led the bus in song. Herman Rodrigues drove the bus. A total of 39 bus riders also were given gift bags made by some Early Years students at Robert Moore.
Muskie captain Amy Penner (13) appeared to have Sioux Lookout Warriors’ goalie Alex Morin at her mercy but she couldn’t quite finish off this scoring chance in the third period of Fort High’s 16-1 rout here Tuesday night.
Gianna Gushulak was thrilled to visit with Santa Claus at the Fort Frances Nursery School yesterday. All the children received books from the jolly old elf.
Students in the junior grades at J.W. Walker School rehearsed the musical, “A Storybook Christmas,” there this morning, which was preceded by the Grade 7-8 band playing a variety of holiday songs. The annual Christmas concert goes tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Early Years and primary classes performed their concerts there last night.
Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis was filmed by a production crew Saturday at Tim Hortons here, which was decorated for winter with a cozy woolen inspiration. The temporary decor also included a giant scarf and a large toque on the exterior of the building. More details about the filming are expected tomorrow.
Paramedic Chad Buist helped pack the OPP van full of food donations at Safeway on Saturday during the fifth-annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event here. Officers and volunteers also were located outside of Walmart, The Place, Cloverleaf (Emo), and Beaver Mills Market (Rainy River).
The Emo Centennial Choir presented “Glory on a Christmas Morn!” at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo on Friday evening, featuring a collection of nine Christmas songs, as well as performances by the trio, “Grace Tree,” and a solo by Brianna Eldridge. The concert also incorporated Scripture readings to help tell the Christmas story.
Senior Muskie Aaron Kavanaugh established his own flight pattern on this picturesque lay-up during Fort High’s 52-36 win over the Kenora Broncos in their NorWOSSA season-opener here Thursday.
Ben Wielinga, left, Ziigwan Smith, and Matthew Strain portrayed the three wise men taking their gifts to baby Jesus during St. Michael’s School presentation of “Baa . . . Baa . . . Bethlehem” yesterday. The Grades 1-3 students rehearsed the performance yesterday afternoon and then showcased it that evening for family and friends.