Smoky River FCSS to celebrate 50th anniversary in October

Mac Olsen

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services, based in Falher, is inviting the public to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

“We’re inviting all past FCSS staff to our 50th anniversary,” says Jean Moore-Lemoine, the community development coordinator.
“It’s really important for people to understand what FCSS is and what we do for the community. Even after 50 years, people ask me what I do.”

Presentations will be made about Smoky River FCSS as part of the celebration.

Originally called Preventive Welfare Services when it opened on July 3, 1967, Bernard St. Pierre was the first director.

Gerry Nicolet was the longest serving director, from April 1973 to April 1981.

The 50th anniversary celebration will be held at the Club Alouette in Falher on Oct. 20. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

‘The Great Plains’ will be the featured entertainment, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A silent action for artworks will also be held and it ends at 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person, but art donors get in for free.

For more information, please call Jean Moore-Lemoine at (780) 359-2273 or (780) 837-2220. You can also contact Lynn Florence at (780) 837-2220 or (780) 837-0389.

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