‘Country Jam’ moving to Emo Fair

Dave Ogilvie

Another successful “Country Jam” was held at the Emo Legion this past Friday (Aug. 6).
Most of the regular musicians were able to attend, plus a couple of new people joined the group.
Meanwhile, the good-sized crowd on hand really seemed to enjoy themselves and kept the dance floor full all evening.
In related news, the “Country Jam” musicians will be moving to the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair in Emo next Friday (Aug. 20) for a “Family Dance Night.”
People of all ages are invited to come out for a fun-filled night of music and dancing! 
Join them for a dance class at 6 p.m. Then the dance itself will run from 7-10:30 p.m. upstairs in the arena.
Admission is $5, with children five and under being free. Or a family pass (two adults and two children aged 16 and under) costs $15. 
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The Masonic Child Identification Program (CHIP) is returning to the district this month.
The program, which is entirely free, aids in the identification and recovery of missing children.
CHIP gives parents the opportunity to create a kit of identifying materials for their child, including a fingerprint card, a physical description, a video, computer disk, or DVD of the child, a dental imprint, and a DNA sample.
The Masons will have their equipment set up in the arena next Friday and Saturday (Aug. 19-20) in conjunction with the Emo Fair. Interested parents and grandparents are encouraged to stop by their booth.
With the increasing number of abductions across the country, taking the time to register your child/grandchild may be the most important investment you make.
For more information, watch for posters around the district.
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The Emo Fair board is looking for more food vendors. If you are interested, call Jan Judson (482-2428) or Emily Watson (486-3688).
As well, anyone wishing to exhibit in the annual fair may pick up an Emo Fair book and purchase a membership at the Emo municipal office, or call RRVAS secretary/treasurer Jan Judson at 482-2428.
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The Salamander Theatre Company from Ottawa will be performing “Romeo and Juliet” at the Cornell Farm in La Vallee on Monday, Aug. 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Six actors will perform this famous play in a 70-minute condensed version.
This production has been called “real Shakespeare for real people.” It includes stunning direction, delicate music, compelling actors, and a love story for all time.
It’s a great way to spend a summer’s night.
Tickets cost $15 in advance­—available at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, Greensides Store in Devlin, the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market, and Cornell Farms (486-3477)—and $18 at the door.