Spray park nears completion

Dave Ogilvie

Despite unpredictable weather, the Emo Spray Park is nearing completion.
The cement pad was poured Monday (June 14) and the plan is to hopefully have the project completed by July 1.
But there still are several tasks that need to be finished before the park will be operational. Volunteers, for instance, are needed to help with landscaping and bricklaying (in the ground).
Anyone wishing to help should phone Frances at 482-1548 or Dave at 482-2540.
The committee would like to thank the many individuals who already have donated so much time to this worthwhile project.
With a little extra help, they hope to have it finished soon.
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Felicia Schmutz, Miss Teen Northwestern Ontario, has taken time from a very busy schedule of volunteering, attending community events, and getting sponsors to fly to Germany to be with her grandfather, who does not have long to live.
Although Schmutz’s mind still is on the Miss Teen Canada World competition, her heart is with her family. She sincerely believes that family comes first and that preparation for the pageant can wait.
Her platform for this summer’s competition is motivating youth to see themselves as unique and valuable, encouraging them in their uniqueness to be less self-conscious as they look beyond themselves to make a difference in their own communities.
When she returns from Germany, Schmutz will have much to do to prepare for the national pageant. Among her busy activities, she still will need to find sponsors for her trip to the finals as well as raise money for “Free the Children,” which is the Miss Teen World’s charity of choice.
Anyone wishing to assist Schmutz is raising the necessary funds can contact her on her Facebook page or by contacting at her home in Emo.
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This month’s men’s breakfast meeting will take place Saturday (June 19) at the Emo Legion starting at 8 a.m. This month’s guest speaker will be Phil Friesen from Stratton.
Friesen considers himself lucky to be alive. Fifteen years ago, the headline “Driver Lucky to Be Alive” appeared on the front page of a Thunder Bay newspaper.
Friesen believes God intervened that day, and he would like to share this story—and others—with the men of the district.
This is your invitation to share in a fantastic buffet breakfast ($10) and listen to Friesen share God’s word.
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The next “Country Jam” at the Emo Legion will take place this Friday (June 18) starting at 7 p.m. If you enjoy old-time country music, dancing, and socializing with friends, then plan on attending.
The Legion donates the use of its facility while the musicians donate their time and talent to provide an enjoyable evening for country music fans from across the district.
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The Stratton senior citizens’ Friendship Club, for those aged 55 and up, will be holding its monthly potluck gathering tomorrow (June 17) starting at noon.
The entertainment for this month will be Glen Hart and Ramona.
The club’s July 15 meeting, also a potluck, will be at the Morley Park and will include some lawn games.
Everyone is welcome.
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The Emo Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Strawberry Social” on June 11 in the hospital cafeteria was deemed successful.
A steady stream of people from across the district enjoyed some tea, coffee, and delicious strawberry shortcake while visiting with friends and neighbours.
The fantastic photo of “Off Lake,” taken by Paul Pirie and donated by Bernice Campbell, was won by Larry Eustace while the door prize was won by the Tompkins Hardware crew.
As they do every year, Tompkins purchased a piece of shortcake for each of their employees.
Funds raised from the social and raffle will go to offset the cost of purchasing the new digital X-ray equipment which now is being used in the hospital.
The auxiliary would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s “Strawberry Social.” Your support of their projects is deeply appreciated by the members.
Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary can do so by contacting Chris Hartry. Memberships cost only $2 each.
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St. Patrick’s Church is having a “garage sale” this Friday (June 18) from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon.
There will be household items, books, crafts, games, toys, appliances, furniture, a dishwasher, electronics, camping equipment, tools, and much, much more!
Money raised will go towards re-roofing the church.