Harvest days

The local Business Improvement Association wants shoppers to start thinking “autumn” next month in time for its annual “Downtown Harvest Days.”
BIA co-ordinator Patti Anderson said yesterday that last year’s event was “very well-attended, very well-received,” and is hoping for the same success this time around.
On Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, the downtown core will be decked out with hay bales, scarecrows, and other harvest-related trappings, with the BIA is encouraging Scott Street businesses to hold sidewalk sales.
The Fort Frances Museum also will be holding a “Great Chili Cook-Off” on the Friday.
As first reported in last week’s Times, the museum currently is looking for chili chefs. Those who would like to participate can leave a message at the museum (274-7891).
Cake-makers also are invited to donate creations for the “Great Cake Roulette.”
The chili cook-off is a fundraiser for the museum renovations. Donations of canned goods for the local food banks also will be solicited that day.
Then on the Saturday, the 100 block of Scott Street will be closed to traffic to make way for all sorts of fun, including fiddlers, a mini-farmers’ market, kids’ activities, and square dancers, said Anderson.
She noted she would like to get more fiddlers booked, and encourages any to contact her at 274-7502.
Anderson also is looking for businesses or groups to put on a corn roast fundraiser during “Harvest Days,” or any other activity. Those interested can call her at the above number.