Around Town

Christmas Tree disposal will be a drop-off format this year. Darryl’s Custom Landscapes is accepting drop-offs of your real Christmas tree or other brush. They will mulch or dispose of your tree in an eco-friendly manner. Trees should have all decorations removed before disposal. Trees can be dropped at their location at 881 Sixth St. W. On Jan. 15, the Fort Frances Volunteer Fire Brigade will be on location for collection from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. but Darryl’s will also accept drop-offs at any time. The fire brigade wishes to thank Darryl’s for helping with this service.

The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 are holding a chicken cordon bleu dinner with trimmings on Friday, January 28. Cost is $20 per plate, with a limit of 150 plates available. Meals will be delivered to your door within town limits. To order, or for more information, call Joanne at 274-5932 or Cindy at 271-2021.

Knox United Church in Fort Frances has suspended all in-person worship services through Sunday, February 6. Parishioners are welcome to join Schalk Naude and worship online through the Knox Facebook page at business.facebook.com/knoxfortfrances/.

Birch Bark Yarns is (virtually) hosting the 100 day shawl Knit-A-Long! The Knit-a-long is free and everyone is welcome to join! Together we are learning to knit a lace shawl in 100 days! To join us, join the “100 Day Shawl KAL” Facebook group. More details are available on the group page as well as on our Facebook Page @birchbarkyarnsco. Or email us birchbarkyarns@gmail.com. The KAL will run from January 1-April 10.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care monthly 50/50 tickets are continuing into the new year. Don’t miss out! More than $250,000 has already been won! 10 chances for $10, 100 chances for $20 or 250 tickets for $40. Buy your tickets by January 12 at 11 a.m. to be entered into the $500 Early Bird draw, donated by West End Motors and Westland Insurance. Get your tickets now at www.riversidefoundation. ca/5050. Deadline to purchase is January 30 at 9 p.m. Every dollar raised will go towards the $1.5-million Picture This diagnostic imaging campaign.

The Fort Frances Lions Club TV Bingo will run Thurs- day nights at 6:30 p.m., on Shaw Cable. Tickets at all the usual places.

Volunteer opportunities

The Fort Frances Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to seniors. To join in, or get more information, call the Riverside Community Support Services at 274-2244.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre is looking for a few volunteers to work on a casual basis covering for someone when they cannot come in. Please call Cindy at 807-271-2021.

The FORT FRANCES VOLUNTEER BUREAU (FFVB) is accepting applications for membership renewals and new member volunteers. If you are a volunteer or someone interested in volunteering and believe in the positive impact volunteers have on our community, please pick up an application form at the FFVB (open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily) or send an email to fortfrancesvb@gmail.com requesting an application form.

The WWRD Lions Club is seeking new members. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church. Fort more information, contact Secretary, Peggy Advent at WestRRDLions@gmail.com or phone 807-483-5403.

Best for Kitty is in desperate need of foster homes to provide a safe and loving environment, while kittens and cats await their forever homes. Full support and supplies are provided. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, e-mail bestforkitty@gmail.com.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard working ladies please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021 or Joanne Gosselin at 274-5932.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations. The Tuck Shop is open to residents, family, staff and visitors. We could use large stuffed bears, men’s and ladies’ slippers, socks, hats, personal care items and items for residents to place on their night stands or wall/door décor as well as gift items and knick knacks. Donations can be dropped inside the main entrance of Rainycrest, labelled ATTN: Gary Tuck Shop.