Emo Fair a must to attend

The 2005 Emo Fall Fair later this month promises to be full of new events, plus all of our favourites.
This year there will be a tractor pull, tractor race, and tractor balance following the parade on the Saturday. Perhaps you saw this three-part tractor contest at the thresher’s day held at Bill and Carol’s farm in connection with the La Vallee Centennial last summer.
Following the tractor events, the 4-H steer auction will take place.
Fair board president Emily Watson, who also is the reeve of La Vallee, sounds very excited about the fair this year. She was very pleased to inform me that Arnie the Fiddler will be performing all day Friday and Saturday.
Arnie was a crowd-pleaser last year.
The midway also will be up and running again this year, along with all the favourite foods we have known to love at the fair such as hamburgers and cotton candy.
The fair queen contest also is a great event. The candidates already have been working diligently to show their best in talent, fashion, banners, and so on.
The talent show crowning takes place on the Thursday evening at the arena.
All the folks considering purchasing new equipment are in luck as there will be all types of equipment on display at the Emo Fair. This includes a wide range of farming and logging equipment.
The popular loggers’ contest takes place on the Friday morning in front of the grandstand. All the strong, competitive loggers will be there strutting their stuff in hopes of walking away as the top logger of 2005.
Sharpen your saws, guys, as the contest is just around the corner!
The fair is in full swing Aug. 19-20. The judging at the exhibition hall takes place Thursday, Aug. 18.
Oops, I almost forgot another special attraction this year will be the vintage cars competing at the Saturday night stock car racing. These cars will compete with the regular classes of cars.
I’m sure I’ve convinced you now that the Emo Fair is a must-see event in 2005. See you there, and hats off to the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society for its efforts to make this fair the best ever.
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A reminder to purchase your Emo Legion 50/50 ticket at the Emo Fair. This promises to be a large amount—usually the highest draw of the year for both you and our local Legion.
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The weekly card party at the Emo Legion last Wednesday was won by Gerald and Lorraine Bullied. Rene and Dennis Kivell were the runners-up.
There will be a Bingo at the Legion next Thursday (Aug. 11) while the next seniors’ dance there is slated for Saturday, Aug. 13.
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A soccer development camp will take place Aug. 8-12 at Donald Young School in Emo. There will be two age groups (10-14 and 14-16), with the cost being $45 for the first child of a family and $25 for each additional one.
The fee is to be paid at the time of registration at the Emo municipal office. Its hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
You can pick up registration forms at the Emo Public Library or the Emo municipal office.
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Robin’s 2¢:
My teenage son and I were battling, again, over the state of his room. “Clean it up!” I ordered.
“I’m going to move out as soon as I can,” he groused.
“That’s fine,” I retorted. “The only thing I ask is that after you’re married and have children, I get to see them once in a while.”
“No problem, Dad,” he countered. “Just come downstairs and knock.”
Isn’t this every parent’s fear!