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THE ANCHOR, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 PAGE 7

Local family loses home in fire




Elks and Royal Purple

Children’s Fund offer aid

by Deanna Mitchener

The Walker's lost their home on March 9 to a fire.
Ron Walker, said, “We just built last spring and on
March 9 lost it all in a fire. One never knows…
everything was fine and I was only gone for three
hours. I left home around 12:30 p.m. to head into town
to do some banking and shopping. Stopped to pick up
the kids after school, and when we arrived back, we
had no home left –it was completely gone.”
“I have a 15 year old daughter Menokime and 16
year old son Kevin; it is difficult loosing everything.
You hear about this sort of thing happening to others
and it sounds bad. Then when it happens to your own
family you realize just how bad it is. We lost our four
cats to the fire. It burnt so fast they didn't have a chance
to get out. By the time I got back there was nothing left
but the foundation. Thankfully I let the dogs out of the
house before I headed into town, or we would have lost
them as well,” said Ron.
The Edson Elks and Royal Purple Children's Fund
helped another local family in need with a donation of
$1,000 to the Walker family who lost their home to
fire. The money will be used to help the children Ken Biron with the Elks (left) and Elaine Weisser with the Royal Purple (right) donate $1,000 to the
replace a few things lost in the fire. Walker family on April 6. The Walker’s lost their home to fire on April 6. Photo: Deanna Mitchener
Edson to celebrate April Autism Awareness month



by Deanna Mitchener This year instead of doing the walk, we decided to children. We hope many from the community come
invite students from local schools. Awareness needs to out to see how it may feel to have autism. Once again
April is Autism Awareness month. happen everywhere and with the schools on board this we will have a very high sensory room. An added room
“We are really excited about our upcoming is a great opportunity for students to learn more about this year will be a Snoezelen sensory room, which is
awareness event for autism this year. The event will autism,” said Christina Gauchier. used for calming.”
take place on April 23, upstairs at the Edson Day Care “The event will start at 9 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. “This year we are doing more simulated activities,
blind view Centre located at 5501 3Ave. We have a ton of We will have students coming through at different what it's like to have autism, so people can get a sense
times of the day, so we don't have an overload of
activities for both adults and children to take part in.
of what it's like,” said Gauchier.
“Last year the majority of the general public came
window during their lunch break, so we hope the community
will come again this year to help support and learn
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