T.O.P.S. Salad Supper set to go Monday night

Robin McCormick

The annual Devlin T.O.P.S. Salad Supper is set to go this Monday (May 31) at the Devlin Hall.
The start time is 6 p.m. (last week’s column printed the time at 5 p.m. for the supper and I apologize for my mistake).
There will be a large variety of salads, including dessert salads, as well as buns, beans, beverages. An “awesome meal” is the best way to describe the T.O.P.S. Salad Supper.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (those five and under eat free).
Take-out orders also are available.
Door prizes and raffles also make up this fun evening. Hope to see you there!
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Also making for a packed few days of activities is the annual Emo Walleye Classic which takes place May 27-29.
The Emo-La Vallee Arena will be a hub of activity as the weigh-ins begin at 3:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
On Friday evening, there is a ham and meatball supper, which will be served from 5-8 p.m.
This is put on by several Emo church ladies, and is a fundraiser for the Emo food bank and Sunny Cove Camp for kids.
Then on Saturday from 5-8 p.m., the 4-H association will serve up its annual prime rib supper.
On Friday evening, the Walleyedol and Minnow-Idol singing competitions take place from 6:30 to about 8:30 p.m.
There are seven Walleyedol contestants and three for the Minnow-Idol signed up to date, with some new faces to be on the stage this year.
A reminder that the “Guitar Hero” contest will follow.
Vendors and the bar will open at 1 p.m. each day and close at 11 p.m.
The Tournament of Champions presentation takes place Saturday at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. featuring music by Yowza.
Admission is $5 (age of majority only). A stock car admission stamps gets you $2 off the price.
Be sure to take in the Emo Walleye Classic. And best of luck to all the anglers, especially my brother, Ralph, and his partner, Bill Godin.
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Speaking of brothers, my brother, Dave Galusha, officially retires May 31 from the Fort Frances paper mill.
His last day of work was yesterday (May 25).
Congratulations on your retirement, David!
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The annual Rainy River District speech contest was held May 20 with 13 students representing their schools.
Reece Jones from Crossroads entertained the audience with his speech entitled “Chocolate.”
His well-written speech was enjoyed by all, especially with the added touch of sharing Hershey Kisses with the judges.
The third-place winner was Kayla Stang from Donald Young School with her speech on therapeutic riding while Tianna Veldhuisen took second for her speech entitled, “Being a Twin.”
First place went to Sophie Potvin Begin for her speech on Canadian stereotypes.
Congratulations to the three winners and to all those who competed.
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There will be a cemetery work bee on Saturday, June 5 starting at 9 a.m.
People are encouraged to go to the cemetery that involves your family and help with a general cleaning.
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Several district people travelled to Fargo, N.D. for the sixth-annual marathon and half-marathon, as well as the 5K and 10K runs.
Neila Booth, Becky Chabot, Tammy Kennett, and I each finished the half-marathon (13.1 miles).
About 65 members of Energy Fitness made the trip, with runners all finishing their respective races.
Although a few injuries occurred slowing some people down, each and every runner looked extremely happy that night as we all joined together for a delicious meal and even a few drinks.
More than 20,000 runners were registered overall.
It was very exciting as the entire city supports this event. The streets were lined with residents.
Bands played, snacks were given out, and folks were in costume from Bat Man to Elvis to Santa Claus—all helping to make this a memorable day.
Jackie Lampi-Hughes saw to it that all her Energy Fitness members were well informed, looked after, and shared laughs.
Many American runners broke records and some of the full marathon runners recorded times that allowed them to qualify for the Olympic trials.
So if you see people moving kind of slow, perhaps they were a Fargo runner. But chances are they’re wearing a smile!
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Robin’s 2¢:
A little known fact:
The first testicular guard (i.e. cup) was used in hockey in 1874 while the first helmet was used in 1974.
That means it took only 100 years for men to realizer their brain is also important.