Chapple Days set to return this weekend

Dave Ogilvie

The Chapple Heritage Committee will be holding its 10th-annual Chapple Heritage Days at the Both farm, located four miles north on Barwick Road, this Friday evening (July 30) and all day Saturday (July 31).
Bring your lawn chair and join them Friday for a wiener roast and music beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Then head back to the farm again on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., to watch the tractor pull, horse show, and log-loading demonstration, as well as take part in the hatchet hunt, watermelon-eating contest, and kids’ coin hunt.
There will be wagon rides, “Whippet” rides, and other activities, with visitors also invited to tour the homestead, house, and blacksmith shop, and listen to music.
Lunch will be available for purchase on Saturday, with all proceeds going to the Chapple Museum in Barwick.
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The Emo Spray Park, which is now up and running, will hold its official grand opening next Tuesday (Aug. 3).
The official ceremony, complete with speeches from various dignitaries, will take place at 5 p.m. There also will be hotdogs and hamburgers, drinks, and chips for sale.
Come out, take part in the celebration, and enjoy the new spray park.
In related news, the committee would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday to help lay the sod and do all the last-minute things necessary to get the spray park up and running.
The committee has so many volunteers and businesses to thank.
Without the co-operation of everyone who donated their time, talent, and financial support, this project would not have been possible.
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The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will be holding a number of video workshops which may be of interest to small business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business.
Videoconference workshops cost $5 each, and are held at the RRFDC’s training room located at 608 Scott St. in Fort Frances.
For more information on the upcoming workshops, or to register, call 274-3276.
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Cornell Farms’ next barn concert, featuring “House of Doc,” will take place this Saturday (July 31) at 7:30 p.m.
With superb four-part harmonies or dazzling instrumental skills, group members Dan Wiebe, his sister, Rebecca Harder, her husband, Matthew Harder, and their friend, David Graham, will dazzle those in attendance with a variety of bluegrass and Gospel selections.
The Wiebe family began singing together in their early childhood, when they first began to develop their vocal talents as Sunday morning vocalists in a Mennonite congregation.
This is a concert that should not be missed!