Concert fundraiser a success

Dave Ogilvie

The Dance Fire committee, which hosted a concert featuring “Country Blend,” raised $1,000 for the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary.
Funds raised will go towards paying for the upgraded X-ray equipment at the Emo Health Centre.
The auxiliary would like to thank the committee, and everyone who attended, for their fantastic support.
In related news, the auxiliary will be hosting its annual “Strawberry Social” on June 11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
Admission is $3 at the door.
The draw on the picture, for which the auxiliary has been selling tickets, will be made during the afternoon.
Once again, all funds raised also will go towards the upgraded X-ray equipment, which already is in operation.
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There still are tickets available for anyone wishing to help the Emo and District Lions Club celebrate its “Charter Night,” which will be held Friday, June 4 at the Emo Legion.
A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a full turkey dinner at 7 p.m.
A dance, featuring local band “Centre-line,” will start around 9 p.m. and continue until 1 a.m.
Tickets, which cost $25 each, are available at Cloverleaf, Norlund’s, Tompkins Hardware, Borderland Esso, the Barwick Village Restaurant, Greensides in Devlin, and Lowes in Sleeman.
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The United Church summer camp, “Draw the Circle Wide,” will be held July 26-30 at Sunny Cove for kids aged eight (or entering Grade 3 in September) to 14.
Registration forms are now available from the church office in Emo (482-2835) or from the other United Church congregations across the district.
The cost is $120 per child (up to a maximum of $350 per family). A “Sunshine Fund” is available for all or part of the registration.
Forms will be received on a first-come, first-served basis.
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The Northwestern Health Unit held a community consultation meeting at the Emo Inn last Thursday (May 20).
Representatives from the surrounding municipalities, and other interested stakeholders, discussed local health concerns, identified priorities, and began the process of planning for the future.
Other meetings will be held at various locations around the district.
Information collected will be used to create a report that can be used to implement local action plans, decisions, funding requests, and other initiatives in order to address district health issues.