By Dave Ogilvie
Advance midway tickets for the annual Emo Fair are on sale until the evening of Thursday, Aug. 16 at a cost of $28.00–a savings of $5.
Gate admission is $3 per person per day. You do not need advanced midway tickets to enter the fairgrounds. You can pay your $3 admission at the gate.
They can also be purchased at the following locations: Wilson’s Stationary and Fort Frances General Supply in Fort Frances, the Devlin Store, Tompkin’s Hardware, Village Variety and Cloverleaf Shop Easy in Emo, the Barwick Village Restaurant, the Stratton Café and Beaver Mills Market in Rainy River.
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With the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair only two weeks away, it is time to think about entering the parade.
Parade line-up takes place at 10:30 a.m. Judging is promptly at 11 a.m. and will start at noon. The parade route begins in front of the Emo Hospital, follows Front Street, turns onto Queen Street, crosses Hwy. 11/71 and ends at the grandstand.
The theme for this year is “Join the Rush: A Tribute to Gold and Grain.”
The following are the categories for the floats: Business Floats, Cultural Floats (cultural is defined as a group having a common tradition, racial origin or nationality), Municipality Floats, and Non-Profit Floats (non-profit association is defined as a group/club united together for some special purpose).
Other entries to the parade are various horse entries, vintage vehicles, marching bands and individuals walking or riding on a vehicle.
Let’s make this year’s parade the best in year’s by getting a group or float together and picking up an entry form at the fair office!
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The Emo Legion apologizes for the inconvenience but there will be no “Beer and a Burger” on Fridays during the month of August.
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Harold McQuaker, Vincent Sheppard and and Michael Loney all are running for mayor of Emo in the municipal election race.
Meanwhile, Carmon (Dusty) Sheppard, Warren Toles (incumbent), Brendan Loney, Harrold Boven, Lori-Ann Shortreed (incumbent) and Lincoln Dunn are vying for the four councillor positions.
For a hard-working and responsible council, you are encouraged to get out to vote for the candidates, who you feel will best represent the needs of the township.
Polls will be open on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.