Christmas activities coming up

Robin McCormick

Once again, the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is upon us—and several activities are planned throughout the district.
One such event taking place is a tea and bake sale being hosted by the Fort Frances Aquanauts this Saturday (Nov. 28) from noon-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
Admission is $2.
Meanwhile, the St. Patrick’s C.W.L. in Emo is holding a tea on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-3 p.m. in the church hall.
Sandwiches and dainties will be served, and there also will be crafts, baking, religious articles, draws, and a white elephant table.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 10.
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A reminder that the annual seniors’ Christmas supper goes this Saturday (Nov. 28) at the Emo Legion.
The cost is $10, and take-outs will be available. Call the Legion at 482-2250 for more info.
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A spaghetti supper fundraiser for Jessica Engels goes this Friday (Nov. 27) starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.
Jessica, who is the daughter of Chris and Trudy Shine, is scheduled to undergo heart surgery in London on Dec. 1.
Admission for the supper is $10 for adults and $5 for kids five-eight (those under five eat free).
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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery go out to Ken Mason, who was flown to Winnipeg via air ambulance last week after having heart complications. The district wishes Ken all the best.
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The winner of the 50/50 draw held at the Emo Legion last Friday was Adwina Angus, who won $776.50. Adelia Guba sold the winning ticket.
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Cards played at the Emo Legion last Wednesday saw Adelia Guba and Rene Kivell take the high while Jean Steele and Gayle Thompson took the low.
Jerry Allen won the draw.
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last week were won by Gerald Bullied and Lorna Robinson while the low went to Bob Meyers and Lois Shine.
I heard that Gerald had the highest score ever recorded at the card games. Way to go, Gerald!
The next card party takes place Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Devlin Hall.
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Sincere sympathy to the Jeannette and Murray Bragg family on the passing of her father, Alphonse Langlais.
Your community is thinking of you at this sad time.
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On Oct. 31, a number of students from Crossroads School participated in the “Hunger for Hallowe’en” food drive.
It was an initiative started in 2000 by the “We to Me” and “Free the Children” network, a group of children working together to help other children around the world through education.
Volunteers collected non-perishable food items door-to-door as they went out trick-or-treating.
After counting and weighing the donations, the students discovered they had collected 265 items which added up to 105 kg of food.
The food items were delivered to the Salvation Army’s food bank.