Dinner planned for fire victims

A benefit dinner is slated next Tuesday (Oct. 8) to help out a Couchiching First Nation family after their house burned down Friday afternoon.
The event is being organized by Denise Audette to benefit Amanda and Ian Perreault and their two children.
“The home’s pretty much destroyed,” said Audette, who is Amanda Perreault’s sister. “They do have insurance but we want to help them out right now.
“We’ve had overwhelming support from our family so far. But with a house fire, you lose pretty much everything,” Audette added.
“We want to help with the initial costs of getting started again while they wait for the insurance and for their new home to be built.”
Tickets for the supper, which cost $5 each, went on sale today at various locations around Couchiching and Fort Frances.
Audette said the dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Couchiching Bingo Palace, is shaping up to be a fish fry feast, with wild rice, peroghy casserole, dessert, and more also on the menu.
No one was hurt in the fire as no one was home at the time. The cause of the blaze has been determined as electrical, originating in the kitchen.