Centennial tea slated for museum

Activities being held in conjunction with the town’s centennial continue tomorrow (May 3) with Beta Sigma Phi’s Victorian tea and quilt show from 1-4 p.m. upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum.
Admission is $2.
“It’s described as an afternoon of fellowship and refreshments,” centennial co-ordinator Marla Simpson noted earlier this week.
“There will be tea, coffee, dainties, and juice,” she added.
The event will feature a collection of quilts by the Sew ’n Sews Quilt Club, which also stitched up the large centennial quilt that now hangs in council chambers at the Civic Centre.
The only hitch? Simpson is wondering how to get all those quilts in the museum. “There’s tons of them.
Over 50, I think,” she laughed.
In related news, the centennial committee will be at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s home and leisure show next Friday and Saturday (May 9-10) at the Ice for Kids Arena.
Professional appraiser Dr. John Cooper of Winnipeg has been hired to do appraisals for the general public during the show.
He has made similar appearances recently in Dryden and elsewhere in the region, noted Simpson, who will be manning the Fort Frances centennial booth during the trade show—the same place Dr.
Cooper will be offering his expertise.
People who want an antiquity appraised must have an appointment by calling Simpson (274- 7891) or Chamber co-ordinator Dawn Booth (274-5773).
Further down the road, a “Lunch Hour Showcase”—featuring local talent showcased at the Fort Frances Museum courtyard—will be held every Thursday in June.
“A Celebration of the Arts” will take place June 7 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, highlighting local visual and musical artists as well as “The Hat Ladies.”^And the week of June 26-July 1 will be a busy one, featuring everything from “Mall Days” to Culturama to the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.”