‘Holly Daze’ in Emo set to go

Robin McCormick

Emo’s annual “Holly Daze” festivities are set to go this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 2-3).
The highlight is the Santa Claus parade, which happens on Friday starting at 6 p.m., but plenty of events are planned for both days.
Also be sure to register to win one of two prizes of $250 in “Emo Bucks,” which will be drawn on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Emo Drugs.
As well, most businesses will have coffee/hot apple cider available, not to mention many special in-store sales.
And don’t forget about “Crafts Galore” going on at the Emo Legion, which also features a soup-and-sandwich lunch both days.
Come out and enjoy. You’re sure to get into the holiday spirit!
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If you’re looking for a unique and enjoyable Christmas gift, one suggestion is the books, “Connections” and “Further Connections.”
Both are available at the La Vallee municipal office, as well as Dev-Lynne’s and the Fort Frances Museum.
Another gift suggestion (or a treat for yourself) is the “Community Calendar,” which features several people’s birthdays and anniversaries.
It costs $10 each, and is available at both the La Vallee and Emo municipal offices.
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Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Gord Huntley, who passed away on Friday.
Our district has all those who are grieving this loss in their thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
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The La Vallee community Christmas party is planned for Sunday, Dec. 11.
The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. with an afternoon of board games, cards, sleigh rides, and tobogganing (weather permitting).
The municipality is hoping young people, especially high school students needing volunteer hours in order to graduate, will lend a hand as their help is needed.
Call 486-3452 for more information.
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Jeannie Shine remains in hospital in Thunder Bay, however she is up and about and feeling better.
She will be undergoing some treatment but hopes to be home soon.
Good luck to here from all the community!
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Robin’s 2¢:
On the day before Christmas, a butcher was just locking up when a man began pounding on the front door.
“Please let me in,” cried the man desperately. “I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don’t come home with one.”
“Okay,” said the butcher. “Let me see what I have left.”
In the freezer, he discovered only one scrawny turkey and brought it out.
“That’s too skinny. What else have you got?” asked the man.
The butcher took the bird back into the freezer, waited a few minutes, and brought the same turkey back out.
“That one doesn’t look any better,” said the man. “You’d better give me both of them!”