Lions to hold ‘Robbie Burns Night’

Dave Ogilvie

The Emo and District Lions are planning their second-annual “Robbie Burns Night” later this month.
The evening is designed for Scots, those who wish they were Scottish, and everyone else who just wants to have a great meal and an enjoyable evening with friends.
The festivities will include a toast to the haggis, live dinner music, a raffle, and some Scottish poetry and dancers.
Tickets cost $25 each and only 156 will be available from Lions members and at locations around the district.
Watch for announcements around Emo and in the Fort Frances Times for more information.
Plan on attending this year’s “Robbie Burns Night.” Those who attended last year’s celebration of the Scottish poet’s birth still are talking about the haggis and the great time that was had by all.
In related news, the Emo and District Lions Club is accepting new members. A number of club members will be attending the Lions International mid-winter convention in Grand Rapids, Mn.
Now is a great time to be a Lion. If you would like to join the largest volunteer organization in the world, and contribute to the betterment of the communities in our district, call Dave (482-2540), Larry (482-3104), or Jason (482-3788).
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A reminder that the next meeting of the Donald Young School pupil accommodation review committee will take place there next Thursday (Jan. 12) from 7-9 p.m.
If you have something to add to the discussion, or would just like to receive an update on what may happen to our local school, mark this date on your calendar as soon as possible.
One of the factors being investigated is “value of the school to the community.”
The review committee would like to hear from everyone who has a stake in the ultimate decision, so please consider attending. Written submission from citizens also will be accepted by the committee.
Your presence at this meeting will show the review committee and the local public school board how much we value DYS!
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The two jumpers from the Emo Lions who took part in this year’s “Polar Plunge” in Fort Frances, hosted by the Voyageur Lions Club, would like to thank those from across the district who supported their chilly endeavour.
Together the pair raised nearly $800 for the Emo and District Lions Club’s local projects.
Any groups that would like to raise money for their organization should consider getting volunteers from the group to jump on Jan. 1, 2013.
Your group gets to keep half of the money you raise for your own organization.