‘Stuff a Cruiser’ moves to Emo

Dave Ogilvie

The first-annual ‘Stuff a Cruiser” campaign locally, an event created to help area charities and food banks meet the needs of the less fortunate during the holiday season, will be collecting items in Emo this week.
There’s going to be a police vehicle parked at Cloverleaf Grocery this Saturday (Dec. 11) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to stop by the store to make a donation and stuff the cruiser!
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The Emo-Chapple-La Vallee Healthy Communities Coalition held its annual seniors’ holiday tour of lights last Thursday (Dec. 2).
Thirty-one people took advantage of the opportunity to depart from either Queen Street Manor or Golden Age Manor and enjoy a bus tour of Emo to view the beautiful displays of Christmas lights on homes and businesses.
Kenny Fisher provided the bus service, travelling down virtually every street in town—with plenty of stops to enable folks to admire every detail.
Following the tour, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies were served at both manors by coalition members.
Participants also enjoyed a time of socializing and singing carols.
The Healthy Communities Coalition would like to express a sincere thank you to Kenny Fisher for so generously donating the bus service which made the tour possible.
Thank you, as well, to everyone in Emo who had their Christmas lights on that evening. It was a wonderful display and very much appreciated.
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The St. Patrick’s Parish roof committee is extending their “Glad Tidings Mailbox” gift certificate draw.
For only $2 a ticket (or three for $5), you have a chance of winning 15 gift certificates with a total value of more than $360!
These gift certificates are from businesses in Emo and Fort Frances.
The last chance to purchase tickets on this exceptional draw will take place this Saturday (Dec. 11) from 5-7 p.m. at the church in Emo.
The draw for the winning ticket then will take place at 7 p.m.
Monies raised from this event will go towards St. Patrick’s “new roof” fund.
In related news, members of the parish would like to thank Kathy and Yves DeGagne for their work in preparing the St. Patrick’s float for the “Holly Daze” parade last Friday evening, and to Bob Dimit for driving the truck and hauling the trailer.
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With less than a month to go before the annual “Polar Plunge” on New Year’s Day in Fort Frances, the Emo and District Lions Club is looking for support.
Anyone wishing to support the club by jumping into Sand Bay behind La Place Rendez-Vous can pick up a pledge sheet at the Emo Public Library.
Everyone else, who just can’t stand the idea of facing the frigid water, is encouraged to make a pledge.
Club member Kent Ogden is planning to take the “plunge” to help raise money for the club’s local projects. If you would like to encourage Kent to jump, please sign one of the pledge forms at Cloverleaf Store (one is in the meat department) and leave your money or cheque with the staff.
Dennis Ogilvie also has volunteered to jump for the Lions. He can be contacted at 482-2540 if you would like to make a pledge.
All pledge sheets and money must be handed in on Jan. 1 at the Rendez-Vous before the actual “plunge.”
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The staff at the Emo Health Centre is hosting a penny table in the lobby, with money raised to go towards paying for a Christmas party for the hospital’s residents.
Winning tickets will be drawn on Dec. 16, which also is the day of the Christmas party.
Drop by the hospital in the next week to check out their excellent penny table “gift baskets” and place some tickets on your favourites.
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The Emo Ministerial Association will be holding a special seasonal celebration, entitled “A Simple Christmas: Celebrating Christ through Songs and Scriptures,” this Sunday (Dec. 12) at 3 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church.
Get into the true Christmas spirit by singing along to some of your favourite carols at this special inter-denominational event.
Everyone is welcome.
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All seniors (50+) are invited to the Stratton seniors’ annual Christmas turkey dinner this Saturday (Dec. 11) at 1 p.m. at the Millennium Hall.
The cost of the meal is $15 per person, with tickets available at the Stratton Corner Café.
Entertainment to follow.
Donations also will be accepted for the food banks in Emo, Fort Frances, and Rainy River.
Come and enjoy a “Christmas Country Celebration!”
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The hospital auxiliary in Emo would like to thank everyone for their donations of food collected for the food cupboard on the auxiliary’s float during the “Holly Daze” parade last Friday evening.
They also would like to thank Glen and Karen for the use of the truck and trailer, and for working on the auxiliary’s float.
The local auxiliary also has pledged to continue fundraising for the CR Reader/X-ray equipment in the months ahead.