Christmas dinner asking for donations


With Christmas just over two months away, town council will receive a financial request tonight from the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau to support the 23rd-annual Community Christmas Dinner.
In a letter to council, head organizer Karen Mitchell said Knox United Church has been booked for Saturday, Dec. 25.
But she added the dinner depends on donations of food and money to make it happen, with the latter used to purchase any food or supplies that are not donated.
“Therefore, we are looking to the community once again to continue this time-honoured event by asking for a donation,” Mitchell wrote, adding a taxable receipt will be issued upon request.
Those wanting to donate can contact her at 274-9555 as soon as possible, with Mitchell stressing it is necessary to begin the process because it takes several months to co-ordinate such an event.
Last year’s dinner drew more than 150 people, with another 58 local residents receiving “Meals on Wheels.”
The public portion of tonight’s council meeting, which is being held a week early due to the municipal election next Monday (Oct. 25), is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
The committee of the whole will meet in-camera first starting at 5:30 p.m.
Other business on the agenda includes:
•a report regarding a request to relocate a utility shed on town-owned property at 409 Colonization Rd. E.;
•a public meeting regarding applications for tax adjustment at 137 Sixth St. E.; and
•a request from the Rainy River District Municipal Association to make Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association interim appointments.