Stuff-a-cruiser drive exceeds expectations

Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

Once again the area residents have generously supported another successful Stuff A Cruiser campaign in Emo. Due to COVID, organizers felt the donations might be far less this year. However, monetary contributions and donations on Saturday exceeded 2300 pounds. This will help keep shelves stocked at the Emo Food Bank for those in need.

The Emo Food Bank supplies food to people in need from La Vallee Twp. on the east to Chapple Twp. on the west, and north to Nestor Falls including the First Nations communities.

A huge thank you goes out to all high school students and other volunteers including Treaty Three Police and Cloverleaf for making this happen.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Alf Benjamin who passed last week. He will be missed by many.

Also sympathy to the family and friends of Jim Sheloff.

The district is thinking of both families and friends at this difficult time.

Happy to report Lois Shine is safely home and recovering after having heart surgery in Toronto. The surgery took place back in November.

Lois is enjoying being home and receiving phone calls from well wishers.

Congratulations to Cassie Caul and Nathan Brigham on the birth of their daughter Maisyn Lou. She was born November 26.

Proud grandparents are Les and Erin Caul and Bruce and Mary Ellen Brigham. Great grandparents are Rose Tweetie, Shirley Armstrong and Gerald Bullied.

Robin’s two cents

The children were lined up at the cafeteria for their lunch. At the end of the table was a large pile of apples. The teacher made a note and posted it on the apple tray “Take only one; God is watching.”

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note: “Take all you want – God is watching the apples.”