Vacation Bible School accepting entries

Children who have completed JK-Grade 6 are invited to join the Christian Reformed Church in Emo for another great week of Vacation Bible School from July 25-29.
This year’s theme is entitled “Kingdom of the Son,” which will create a fun and exciting safari atmosphere where your children will have a great time singing, watching skits, creating crafts, and playing games.
Most importantly, though, they’ll discover how to know God better through prayer.
The C.R.C. is looking forward to sharing this exciting event with all children and their parents, and hope they will join them from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. during that week.
A celebration of what the children have learned will be held at the end of the week, which parents and other family members are invited to attend.
This year is sure to be another huge success and one your children will not forget. For more information, contact Lori-Ann at 482-1002.
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A soccer development camp will be held Aug. 8-12 at Donald Young School and the soccer fields by the Emo curling rink. There will be two age groups (10-14 years and 14-16).
There cost to register is $45 for the first child and $25 for each additional one in the same family.
The fee is payable at time of registration, which can be done at the Emo municipal office during regular office hours (Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Registration forms can be picked up at the Emo municipal office and the Emo Public Library.
All players will be required to wear soccer cleats, shin guards, and socks.
This soccer camp is geared toward children who have a great interest in soccer to either play at the high school level or to improve their own personal level.
The focus is on teaching children the importance of fair play, teamwork, and personal motivation. This is a great chance to master the many skills required to be a good soccer player and learn essential soccer skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, conditioning, and the basic rules.
Children aged 10-14 will play from 9 a.m.-noon each day, with the older group playing from 1-4 p.m.
Space is limited for both age groups, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay in getting your registration form and fee in today.
For more information, contact Kaleb Firth (482-1958), Lori-Ann Shortreed (482-1002), or the Emo municipal office (482-2378).
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The Emo Family Resource Program/Ontario Early Years Centre has new hours of operation for the months of July and August.
They are as follows: Tuesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday from 1– 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The centre is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Everyone is welcome and there is no membership fee.
In related news, On July the 18th the Centre will have its playgroup mobile at the recreation hall in Barwick next Monday (July 18) from 10 a.m.-noon.
Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend, and no fee is required.
As well, the centre offers short-term child care each Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. The fee for this is $2/family for the duration of three hours.
Space is limited so call the centre to register (482-2946).
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The Northern Echo Bible Camp is inviting children aged seven-12 to experience a week of camp with a Christian emphasis from July 29-Aug. 4 at Sunny Cove.
The cost is $95 per child and sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Lynita (482-2560).
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The winners of the Friends of the Emo Public Library’s Father’s Day draw were Mr. and Mrs. Gord Woollard of Emo. Hopefully, the couple will enjoy their holiday away.
The “Friends” thank them and everyone else for their continued support.
In related news, the group will have the dunk tank set up at the fairgrounds during the annual Emo Fall Fair coming up next month. Anyone willing to help out is asked to contact the library at 482-2575.
This is a great way for high school students to help earn some of those community service hours they need to graduate.
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The Mini-King contest slated during the Emo Fall Fair next month still is in need of some kings. Parents of boys aged three-six are encouraged to call me at 482-2306.
Meanwhile, we are hoping to have a float in the parade and are looking for someone willing to donate the use of a trailer for the children to sit on and to decorate.
If anyone has a suggestion, or a trailer that we could use, please contact me at the above number.
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The program committee from Knox United Church in Emo held a variety night a few weeks back, with all proceeds going towards the refugee welcoming committee.
The evening was wonderful and well done. And because of the work and dedication supplied by this committee, and with thanks to all who attended, the church was able to donate almost $400 to the newly-settled refugee family.
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Did you know?
How many did you count? If you counted three, you’re normal—but you’re wrong. There are six letter F’s. The reason for this is because the brain most likely wasn’t able to process the “F” in “of.”
Anyone who can see all six (honestly) are genius.