Next ‘Country Jam’ goes Friday

Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

If you haven’t been to one before, this month’s “Country Jam” at the Emo Legion just may prove to be the best in a while.
New musicians will be on hand, former musicians are returning, and young performers will be making another appearance.
If you like to dance, or just sit and listen to old-time country music, then mark this Friday (March 24) on your calendar.
For only $2, you can enjoy a wonderful evening of music, visiting with friends, dancing, and some adult-type beverages from the bar.
The kitchen crew also will serve up a snack if you bring some cash.
The music begins around 7 p.m. See you there!
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The early-bird winner in the Emo and District Lions Club’s grocery raffle was Melanie Miller, who will receive half-a-beef, cut and wrapped to her specifications.
Meanwhile, tickets for this grocery draw are selling quickly. First prize is $5,200–that’s an amazing $100 a week for 52 weeks (basically, a whole year of free groceries)!
Second prize is $500 worth of groceries while third prize is a $100 grocery coupon.
The other half of the beef bonus will be drawn during Spring Fever Days in Emo next month.
Get your tickets from Cloverleaf, any Lions Club member, or at designated locations around the district.
Proceeds will go towards Lions’ projects, including the completion of the observation deck in the west end of Emo, and to the Emo food bank.
Support the Emo and District Lions and purchase your chance on these fantastic prizes in the coming weeks. Tickets cost only $10 each.
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The next “Men’s Breakfast” goes this Saturday (March 25) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
The guest speaker will be Henry Hostetler from Red Lake, who is involved in a ministry that flies in to reserves in Northern Ontario.
He also was instrumental in translating the Bible into several native languages.
Men and boys of all ages are welcome, with the cost being $12/person.
For more information, call Larry at 482-3104.
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A community Easter Sunday sunrise service will be held on April 16 at 7 a.m. on Front Street in Emo (across from Tompkins Hardware).
It will be followed by breakfast at the Emo Legion, with admission being a free-will offering.
Everyone is welcome and bring your own chairs if needed.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Emo Legion.