St. Patrick’s hosting tea on Saturday

Dave Ogilvie

The Catholic Women’s League at St. Patrick’s Church in Emo will be holding its annual Christmas tea this Saturday (Nov. 26) from 1-3 p.m. in the church hall.
There will be frozen homemade pies (cherry, raisin, and apple) for sale, along with meat pies and perogies.
There also will be a draw for a doll bed and bedding, as well as a hand-knit sweater (which will take place Dec. 18).
The draw for the baskets will take during the tea, with everyone invited to attend.
Come early for some tea and goodies, sign up for the draws, and check out the baking, crafts, and religious articles table.
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Arvid Loewen, an extreme cyclist and 54-year-old grandpa, biked 6,040 km across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax in an amazing 13 days, six hours, and 13 minutes, setting a Guinness world record in the process.
But more importantly, he raised a lot of money for the children of Kenya who have lost their parents, been abandoned by relatives, and have no hope for a decent future.
Loewen also proved that “Grandpas Can” do anything.
At this month’s prayer breakfast Saturday at the Emo Legion, he challenged the men, especially the grandpas, to dream big and to pursue those dreams whatever the cost.
Loewen also encouraged everyone present to dig deep to support the “Mully’s Children Family.”
To learn more or to make a donation, visit or pick up a copy of the book “Father to the Fatherless,” which is available at
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The annual seniors’ holiday lights tour will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 in conjunction with annual “Holly Daze” festivities in Emo.
Ken Fisher will be picking up participants at 6 p.m. at Queen Street Manor and at 6:05 p.m. at the Golden Age Manor.
If anyone would like to be picked up at their home, call Siobhan at 482-2211 ext. 222 by next Monday (Nov. 28).
Following the tour, refreshments will be served in the Golden Age Manor common room.
In addition, the Healthy Communities Coalition is holding a house-decorating contest, with the participants of the holiday lights tour to vote on the house of their choice in Emo.
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The FFHS bands will perform a repertoire of contemporary and classical music on Wednesday, Dec. 7 starting at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
Baked goods also will be for sale following the concert.
Tickets cost $5 at the door, with proceeds going towards the senior band’s trip to Cuba in the spring of 2013.