Emo Family Day a huge success

The first Family Day in Emo was a huge success.
More than 175 people turned out on holiday Monday to enjoy an afternoon of free family skating, shinny, popcorn, hot chocolate and a movie, and board games.
The activities were sponsored by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition.
The organizers were a little nervous and unsure about how the whole idea would be accepted by the community. In the end, however, they were extremely pleased with the turnout.
People from all over the district came out to celebrate Ontario’s first Family Day statutory holiday.
Organizers would like to thank the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre Board for donating the facilities for this event.
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Calvary Baptist Church in Emo is hosting a “meet and greet” tea to welcome their new pastor, Conrad Dueck, along with his wife, Lois, and their four children, this Sunday (Feb. 24) from 3-5 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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The heritage luncheon in Emo, sponsored by the Women’s Institute, was well-attended on Friday despite the cold weather.
There was an excellent assortment of cabbage rolls, perogies, casseroles, and salads, as well as some delicious pies.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support this fundraising event.
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A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, consisting of Irish fare, is being planned for March 15 at the Emo Legion. The event is being co-sponsored by the Women’s Institute and the Friends of the Emo Library.
The cost of the dinner is $10 for adults and $8 for children under 10. Tickets are on sale at the Emo municipal office and businesses around Emo.
There will be a silent auction and penny table, and entertainment also is being planned for the evening.
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Emo Legion 50/50 tickets are for sale at Cloverleaf on Tuesdays and Fridays. The next draw is slated for Friday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Proceeds from this draw will go to the local seniors 60+ club to help purchase new carpets for the carpet bowling club.
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The Borderland Snowmobile Club is inviting you on a “club ride” to Mine Centre this Saturday (Feb. 23), with lunch and activities on the lake between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
In related news, members of the Borderland Snowmobile Club are reminded of the upcoming general meeting, which is slated for Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at the Gavel Custom Machine Shop.
It’s your club—find out what’s happening at the general meeting.
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The Ontario Early Years Centre in Emo will be offering a babysitting course every Thursday night in April from 5:30-7 p.m.
For the cost of $15, the youngsters will receive a course book, which will be a great reference when babysitting, and a certificate.
Children must be 12 years old to attend the course, or be turning 12 within three months of taking the course.
Call the centre at 482-2946 to register.
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Also keep in mind Donald Young School’s upcoming musical, “Mulan,” with performances slated for Feb. 27-29 at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $6 for adults and $3 for students.
This will be the school’s fifth musical in the past five years.