CIBC collecting gifts for needy kids

The CIBC branch in Emo once again has kindly offered its facility as the drop-off point of Christmas gifts for needy children up to age 18.
This year, all donations will be passed on to the Salvation Army in Fort Frances and distributed to needy families throughout the district. Gifts will be wrapped by Salvation Army volunteers between Dec. 6-10 and delivered Dec. 18-20.
Organizers would like to thank the residents of Emo and surrounding area for their past kindness and look forward to receiving their donation of toys again this year.
Thank you for remembering that “Christmas is for giving.”
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The annual seniors’ Christmas party is slated Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Emo Legion. Tickets can be secured by contacting Adelia Guba at 482-2513.
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St. Patrick’s C.W.L. will hold its annual Christmas tea and bazaar Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. in the parish hall. As always, there will be tables featuring baked goods, Yuletide crafts, religious articles, and a penny table.
For more information, contact Mary Jordens at 482-2546.
In related news, 125 people attended St. Patrick’s annual supper held Sunday in the parish hall. One member said they saw only two empty chairs.
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I have fond memories of Van Green, who passed away late last month. Saying he was a man who wore many hats in the community is very true.
I had met Van during Kinsmen activities, and he always was an easy-going person to strike up a fruitful conversation.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Nov. 6) were Donna Sheppard and Elmer Haglin (high), with consolations to Gerald and Loraine Bullied.
Rudy Meyers won the door prize.
The next Bingo at the Emo Legion will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, with doors opening at 6 p.m.
A reminder the annual Betty Kellar Memorial Crib/500 games will be held Saturday, Nov. 30. Call Legion at 482-2250 for more details.
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Pastor Mark Brouwer, of Savage, Mn., will be guest speaker for both worship services (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) this Sunday (Nov. 17) at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
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October was designated as walk, run, or bike to school month at Donald Young here in Emo. The goal was to promote mass participation and increase fitness among the students.
At the primary level, prizes were awarded to Jared Elias (Grade 2/3—36 km), Tanner VanDrunen (Grade 2/3—31 km), Hailey Trimble (Grade 1/2—27 km), and Jenna Wilson (Grade 1/2—20 km).
Prize winners at the junior level were Dana Drennan (Grade 4/5—27.5 km), Krista Emond (Grade 4/5—26.5 km), and Jon Blattner (Grade 4/5—15 km).
Veggie and fruit trays were provided to Mrs. Mose’s Grade 2/3 class for clocking 313 km over the month. Thank you to all the sponsors for donating the prizes.

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