‘Holly Daze’ festivities coming up soon

Robin McCormick

“Holly Daze” festivities in Emo will take place on Dec. 2-3 this year.
The parade is set for the Saturday night (Dec. 3), and always is enjoyed by all.
Meanwhile, local merchants will be having free draws throughout the two days.
As well, the Emo Legion will host its annual “Crafts Galore” on both the Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All types of articles will be available to purchase, and soup and sandwiches will be served over lunch time both days.
Be sure to come out and enjoy “Holly Daze.”
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Community calendars are now available for $10 each from the Devlin and Emo municipal offices.
Those who ordered calendars can pick them up and pay for them at both offices.
Business calendars will be delivered.
Anyone with questions is asked to call Lucille at 275-8247 and leave a message.
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Cards played at the Emo Legion last week saw Darlene Bruce get the high score while Gail Thompson had the low.
Erwin Morphet won the draw.
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last week resulted in the high going to Mary Gavin and Jim Kellar while Dixie Kinnear had the low score.
Cards next will be played at the hall on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.
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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Eleanor Fern Chabot, who passed away Monday.
Your community is thinking of you at this sad time.
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Sympathy also to Andy Lengyel and his family on the passing of Andy’s grandmother, Mabel Lengyel.
She was a dear friend to many and will be sadly missed.
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Sincere sympathies, as well, to the family and friends of Kyle Blight on his sudden passing on Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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A 50th birthday party was held for Charlotte Hyatt on Saturday (Nov. 19)—and it was a complete surprise.
The extremely well-attended event was enjoyed by all as 150-175 friends and family shared many memories.
A letter from her niece and nephew, Kerry and Jeff, was read and touched the hearts of many.
Happy birthday, Charlotte! Sorry I couldn’t make it but welcome to the “50 Club.”
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The FFHS Travel Club is holding a poinsettia fundraiser.
Poinsettias cost $12, and can be picked up at Lowey’s Greenhouse or the Christmas Store between Dec. 1-24.
Tickets are available at the Devlin post office.
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The Muskie girls’ hockey team is hosting a tea, bake sale, and penny table on Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon-2 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria.
Admission is $4.
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St. Patrick’s Church in Emo is holding its annual Christmas tea this Saturday (Nov. 26) from 1-3 p.m.
Hosted by the Catholic Women’s League, it will feature frozen homemade pies (lemon, cherry, and raisin), as well as meat pies and perogies.
Also adding to the fun will be draws, baking, crafts, and religious articles for sale.
Tickets also will be sold for a sweater doll and doll bed, which will be drawn on Dec. 18.
Come out and enjoy your afternoon!
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The Muskie Christmas artisans’ show will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria.
There will be baking, local artists, home-based businesses, and much more on display.
If you wish to rent a table, or for more information, call Mrs. Shack or Mrs. Richardson at 274-7747.
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Robin’s 2¢:
1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops, and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn’t run, does nothing, and lives for 450 years.
And people tell me to exercise?!