Emo Lions prepare for challenge

Dave Ogilvie

The Emo and District Lions are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in participating in this year’s “Polar Plunge” which will take place in front of La Place Rendez-Vous in Fort Frances on Jan. 1, 2011.
Participating groups get to keep half of the money they raise, while the other half will go towards Lions’ projects in the area.
Since this is the Emo and District Lions first “Plunge,” they have been challenged by the Voyageur Lions in Fort Frances, to see which club can raise the most money per jumper.
If you are from Emo and the surrounding area and would like to help the Emo Club, please contact Dave at 482-2540 or Dawn Marie at 482-3965.
Pledge forms will be distributed and you can start collecting pledges from friends, relatives and anyone else who would like to support the cause.
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The seniors’ carpet bowling group held their annual “Emo and Rural Wheels to Meals” bowling tournament and Hallowe’en luncheon.
One team from Stratton and three teams from Emo attended despite the slippery road conditions early in the morning.
Everyone enjoyed some friendly competition and an excellent meal served by the Emo Legion’s kitchen crew.
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The Rainy River Future Development Corporation will be holding a seminar entitled, “How to Start a Small Business” on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
The one and-a-half hour session will take place at 608 Scott Street in Fort Frances.
The seminar will give you the tools necessary to help you with the fundamentals of starting a small business.
Topics will include: Feasibility Checklist for Starting a Small Business, Market Research for Your Business, Writing a Simplified Business Plan and many more.
For more information or to register, please call 274-3276.
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Friends of the Emo Toy Library hosted a Family Hallowe’en Party on Friday (Oct. 29) at the Emo Legion from 5-7 p.m.
The cost of admission included a coupon for a treat bag and juice.
Those in attendance had a great time carving pumpkins, making crafts and dancing and singing to the music which was supplied by Yowza.
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The Stratton 50+ group will be holding its annual “Christmas Turkey Dinner” at the Millennium Hall at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend.
More information will be available in the coming weeks.