Inaugural Emo Inn bonspiel a success

The first-annual Emo Inn bonspiel was a success. Twelve teams entered, which is a good number for their first effort.
Curling in Emo is making a comeback and this past weekend was a good indication of how much the interest has grown.
Curtis Sheloff’s rink won the ‘A’ side, with Wayne Beacham’s foursome capturing the ‘B’ side. From all indications, everyone had a great time.
Thanks to the organizers, to the teams that participated, and to the fans who came out to cheer on their favourite rink.
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The Navy League will be holding its second-annual walk-a-thon in April.
This is an example opportunity for your school, youth group, or non-profit organization to raise money while assisting the Navy League to also raise money for its operation.
Pledge sheets will be made available once your group confirms its participation, with your group or organization keeping 50 percent of all the money pledged.
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers and some draws for those who participate.
The exact date will be announced in the near future, but it will take place in the morning. The Navy League will provide drinks midway through the walk, as well as lunch and refreshments afterwards.
If you or your group is interested in participating, contact Connie Jewett at 483-5490 before the end of February.
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The students at Donald Young School here in Emo will be staging their production of “Mulan” on Feb. 27-29 at 7 p.m. There also will be matinees today and tomorrow starting at 11 a.m.
A limited number of Mulan T-shirts will be available for sale at $15 each.
Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for students.
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Donald Young School will be holding a book fair March 4-6 from noon-3:15 p.m. Come to the school anytime during school hours to shop with your child and you could win $50 worth of books for your family and your child’s teacher.
By purchasing books from the book fair, you help the school obtain new resources for its library.
The school also is looking for volunteers to assist at this year’s book fair. If you can help, contact Marie-Ann deGroot or Mrs. Pocock at DYS.
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This is an important reminder to the parents of graduating high school students. A “chem-free” graduation meeting is planned for Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the library at Fort Frances High School.
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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 cosponsored by the Women’s Institute and Friends of the Emo Library.
The cost of the dinner is $15 for adults (please note the corrected price) and $8 for children under 10. Tickets are on sale at the Emo municipal office and at businesses around town.
There will be a silent auction and penny table. Entertainment also is being planned for the evening.
Come out for some Irish fun and help raise money for this worthwhile cause.