Summer Rec Program in full swing

By Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

It’s not too late to take advantage of Emo’s summer recreation program.

This is a drop-in program for children from ages six to 12. Those under six years old may attend but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Parents must sign in the children, leave emergency contact information as well as any medical concerns.

The program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the arena, the Lions Park, Emo Sports Field and the toy library, depending on the activity.

Make sure you bring a water bottle. Healthy snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, Aug. 8 the children are invited to an open street party on Front Street, which will feature music, dancing, food and fun games. Emo businesses will be hosting special sales and activities for all ages.

This event will run from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 in the afternoon.

The following week will also be exciting.

“Minute to Win It” and soccer will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the park in the morning. In the afternoon the children are invited to tour a fire engine outside at the library.

Activities on Wednesday morning at the Emo Sports Field will include “Jeopardy”, baseball and volleyball. In the afternoon, the program will move back to the park for some yoga and a craft (making dreamcatchers).

On Thursday, the program will begin in the park with participants making bird houses and playing “Headband” and continue in the afternoon where you will be able to make your own “Wreck tis Journal.”

Finally on Aug. 21, in the park, the annual Rec Program will conclude with an End of Summer Party from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided. Come out for a time of games, splash park fun and lunch for the last Emo Summer Rec event of the season.

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A reminder that Diabetes Canada will be doing another door to door pickup in Emo of used clothing and household items.

Please put items in a garbage bag or box mark it with a large D and it will be picked up this coming week.

The items will be sold by Diabetes Canada and the monies raised will go towards helping those with diabetes and by sending kids to D-Camp.

There will not be a pick-up unless people call either 1-800-505-5525 or 623-0887.