Generous outpouring

backpack haul

Duane Hicks

Cheyenne Calder, left, family support practitioner at Kenora and Rainy River District Child and Family Services, joined “Backpacks for Kids” organizers Kathy Lampi and Heather Calder of M. Wu Dentistry in unloading a bevy of backpacks filled with school supplies yesterday outside the local KRRDCFS office. This year’s campaign was an overwhelming success, seeing 181 backpacks and nine lunch bags, as well as supplies to fill them, donated to the cause by individuals and businesses. The backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to district children just in time for school to begin next Tuesday (Aug. 29).