Merchants ready for ‘Holly Daze’

Dave Ogilvie

With less than a month to go until Christmas, Emo merchants are stocking their shelves with all kinds of great sales in preparation for what they hope to be another busy “Holly Daze” celebration.
Although temperatures have been well above normal so far, the annual two-day event is just around the corner.
Starting on Friday (Dec. 4), shoppers will be able to take advantage of the local sales and to enter their names in the Chamber of Commerce draw for two gift certificates of $250 each.
At “Strictly Amish,” the furniture store just west of Emo, every item in the store will be on sale for 20 percent off.
In addition, owner Dave Rempel also will give 15 percent off on all special orders.
Tompkins Home Hardware, meanwhile, will have many in-store specials, some of which have not yet been advertised.
Everyone is invited to stop by to have some hot chocolate and to check out the store’s shelves, including the expanded toy section.
“Each department will have their own items on special,” explained Wendy Jackson.
Meyers Clothing will have on display the theme baskets from Knox United Church’s “Shiny Penny Table,” as well as the “Beautiful Baby Contest” pictures.
Shoppers are invited to drop by to place their bids, enjoy some hot apple cider, and take advantage of the store’s 15 percent off regularly-priced items.
As well, the price of Sorels for men, women, and children all will be marked down by $10.
Cloverleaf Store also will have many in-stores specials besides all the specials that are listed in their recent ads and flyers.
They also will be having in-store draws.
At Emo Drugs, look for 15 percent off everything in the store except lottery tickets and all medications from the pharmacy.
The business also will be sporting a new look for “Holly Daze” with a re-arranging of the interior.
The Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum is getting into the holiday spirit, too. They invite residents and visitors to drop by the museum on Dec. 4-5 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
There will be baking, crafts, and door prizes.
The W.I.’s new “Pioneer Christmas” exhibit also will be open for viewing. Every child who visits will get a free traditional Christmas cracker.
And Rejuvenate Fitness on Front Street will be holding an open house this Saturday (Dec. 5) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
They also will be selling perogies for St. George’s Anglican Church from 9 a.m.-noon.
The merchants of Emo would like to invite everyone to drop by their various businesses to check out the sales and to enter their names for the Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.