Guthrie United’s ‘Spring Fling’ called a success

Guthrie United Church in Devlin held its “Spring Fling” on Sunday afternoon in the Devlin Hall, where more than 100 people enjoyed tea, coffee, and dessert while bidding on a live auction and a penny table.
There also was a bake table full of delicious pies, cookies, and muffins.
The live auction, conducted by volunteer Norbert Bragg, raised $675 while the penny table brought in another $350.
The afternoon event was deemed a success, with the money raised going to support the work of the church. Thanks to everyone who worked all afternoon, who donated such great items, and who supported this worthwhile event.
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Brent McQuaker, from Hydro One, presented Lincoln Dunn, president of the Emo spray park committee, and Emo council with a cheque for $5,000 last Tuesday evening (April 8).
The donation (announced in a previous edition of the Fort Frances Times) is from a new grant program called “PowerPlay,” which supports and enhances children’s sports and recreation facilities in Ontario communities served by Hydro One.
The committee would like to thank Hydro One for its generous support of the Emo spray park.
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The Women’s Institute will be having a large flea market and bake sale during Emo Spring Fever Days at the W.I. Museum on Tyrell Street.
They will be open Friday (April 18) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and again Saturday (April 19), with proceeds going to the museum building fund.
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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo will be holding a garage sale in the basement during Spring Fever Days. It will be open Friday (April 18) from 6-8 p.m. and again Saturday (April 19) from 8 a.m.-noon.
Come and check out all the great sales.
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The Rejuvenate Fitness Centre in Emo is holding its second-annual 5K walk/run this Saturday (April 19) starting at 1 p.m. on Front Street.
There is no entry fee, but there will be no free T-shirts and please no bicycles.
Come out for some fun, fresh air, and exercise.
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A men’s breakfast is planned for this Saturday (April 19) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion. The guest speaker will be Howard Jolly.
All are welcome to attend.
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The Emo Legion is holding a “Spring Fever Days” dance, featuring “Just Friends,” this Saturday (April 19) from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Admission is $10 each.
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This is a reminder about an important meeting of the “chem-free” grad committee on Monday, April 21 at the usual time in the library at Fort Frances High School.
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Calvary Baptist Church in Emo is hosting a worship band from Providence College, called “Aslan’s Child,” next Tuesday (April 22) at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!
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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is holding a photo health card session at the Emo Health Centre on Thursday, April 24.
If you would like to update your health card, call 1-800-465-5067 to make an appointment.

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