‘Open Streets’ party deemed success

By Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

The recent “Open Streets” celebration in Emo was a deemed a success by organizers and everyone who attended.
The Northwestern Health Unit hosted a variety of drop-in games throughout the day, while the CIBC at the other end of the block held a taco in a bag lunch.
Children and adults lined up for a taco and a pop for only $5.
The funds raised will be going to a CIBC program called “Run for the Cure.”
If you would like to donate to the cause of finding a cure for cancer, just stop by the bank soon and see one of the staff.
Tompkins Hardware and the CIBC joined forces to provide a couple of bouncy castles for the enjoyment of the children. Children of all ages had a great time.
There was also food at the east end of the block. Rainy River Meats hosted a BBQ. Many people dropped by around lunch time for a burger and a pop.
Meanwhile, the Summer Recreation Program provided face painting, bracelet making and a hula hoop activity.
Some of the older students amazed viewers with their ability to use two hoops at the same time.
Emo Drugs and Meyers’ Clothing held sidewalk sales during the event. Gillons’ handed out freezies and hosted a draw for some fantastic prizes. A yoga class to place on the grass beside the river, while the Emo Early Learning Centre hosted fun activities.
Music for the day was supplied by DJ Melanie Williams from Party Rock.
It was a great day and everyone had a blast. No doubt another celebration will be held again next August.
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The next “Country Jam” in Emo will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Emo Legion.
The musicians will be gathering around 6:30 p.m. and should be ready to play by 7 p.m.
If you like to dance and enjoy old time country music, stop by for an enjoyable evening.
Admission is only $2 and the bar will be open for refreshments.
In related news, a “Country Jam” evening will be held in Barwick at the hall on Aug. 23.
The admission fee will be $5 and will include some refreshments.
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The parade for the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17.
All participants are asked to assemble on Front Street in Emo at 10:30 a.m. Judging will take place at 11 a.m. sharp.
The parade will proceed up to the fairgrounds at noon. Don’t miss this annual event by attending the fair on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

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