Alzheimer Awareness Month



Rainy River Mayor Deb Ewald, left, and Mary O’Connor, client services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, got ready to raise the Alzheimer Society flag on Thursday to mark January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month” in the Town of Rainy River. Missing from the photo is Marlene McNally, who recently fell and broke her leg. Every year, McNally has organized the penny table for the Linda Johnston Memorial Dinner. “We will really miss her help this year and I want her to know we are thinking of her,” noted O’Connor. The memorial dinner, prepared by the Red Hat Society, will be held at the Rainy River Legion on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. There also will be a penny table and other fundraisers available during the evening. Tickets cost $20 each, which are available at the Legion or from Deb Wagner.