Emo sportsfield ready

It’s been in the works now for about four years now and it’s finally ready for use.
The Emo recreation council has completed a large portion of the Emo Sportsfield, which is located just past the cemetery on Emo Road.
And the group of volunteers is happy to see all of the things they’ve been working toward coming together.
Children, adults, and all members of the community now can use any of the nine soccer fields, the baseball diamond, or the driving range.
The driving range—currently situated east of the ball diamond due to ground conditions—eventually will be moved to the south part of the field. As well, netting is yet to be installed.
But people are more than welcome to use it as it is.
Golf balls are available to rent from Village Variety in Emo for the cost of $4 for a bag of 50.
The bag can be left on the appropriate hook at the field and the ball picker will be out regularly to collect the balls.
A baseball program run by Ken Wilson already has been using the baseball diamond and the youth soccer league, headed by Lori Ann Shortreed, began using the nine pitches last week.
Large practices, games, or events are to be scheduled at the municipal office. However, small groups or individuals wishing to use the sports areas when they are empty can do so without booking.
There is a shed, canteen, and bathroom facilities at the sportsfield, although they are not yet in working order.
The rec council hopes to have the canteen available as soon as possible, and a portable toilet is located near the field in the meantime.
But while residents finally are able to enjoy the sportsfield, work on the area is by no means complete. The rec council would like to see a picnic pavilion area, walking trails, horseshoe pits, and a play area for children.
Other projects for the sportsfield, when funding is attainable, would include adding lighting, making the parking lot larger, and installing bleachers.
Until there are bleachers, the rec council encourages spectators to bring their lawns chairs and enjoy the new recreation area.