Summer Rec Program in full swing

By Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

It’s not too late to take advantage of Emo’s summer recreation program.
This is a drop-in program for children from ages six to 12. Those under six years old may attend but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
Parents must sign in the children, leave emergency contact information as well as any medical concerns.
The program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the arena, the Lions Park, Emo Sports Field and the toy library, depending on the activity.
Make sure you bring a water bottle. Healthy snacks will be provided.
On Thursday, Aug. 8 the children are invited to an open street party on Front Street, which will feature music, dancing, food and fun games. Emo businesses will be hosting special sales and activities for all ages.
This event will run from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 in the afternoon.
The following week will also be exciting.
“Minute to Win It” and soccer will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the park in the morning. In the afternoon the children are invited to tour a fire engine outside at the library.
Activities on Wednesday morning at the Emo Sports Field will include “Jeopardy”, baseball and volleyball. In the afternoon, the program will move back to the park for some yoga and a craft (making dreamcatchers).
On Thursday, the program will begin in the park with participants making bird houses and playing “Headband” and continue in the afternoon where you will be able to make your own “Wreck tis Journal.”
Finally on Aug. 21, in the park, the annual Rec Program will conclude with an End of Summer Party from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided. Come out for a time of games, splash park fun and lunch for the last Emo Summer Rec event of the season.
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A reminder that Diabetes Canada will be doing another door to door pickup in Emo of used clothing and household items.
Please put items in a garbage bag or box mark it with a large D and it will be picked up this coming week.
The items will be sold by Diabetes Canada and the monies raised will go towards helping those with diabetes and by sending kids to D-Camp.
There will not be a pick-up unless people call either 1-800-505-5525 or 623-0887.

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Summer rec program in full swing

Emo Rec Council’s summer recreation program is in full swing with the hiring of Anthony Labbe and Tara Lloyd for a five-week period.
If anyone has a question about the program, call 482-2378.
In other news, the rec council has framed a plan of the proposed sports field to be located directly north of the Emo Cemetery. If you wish to view the design, stop by Gillons’ Insurance or the municipal office.
Your comments and ideas are important to get this project off the ground.
Meanwhile, The Little House on Front Street (next to the former post office) is available to non-profit groups for fundraising or special events. Contact the municipal office at 482-2378 for arrangements.
Dog owners are reminded you are required to purchase dog tags on an annual basis. If you don’t have a licence, drop by the municipal office as soon as possible.
Dog tags cost $10, which will be included in your next water-sewer statement for the urban area and mailing invoices to the rural ones.
Also coming to Emo this summer is CWF Extreme Wrestling. It will be held Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30.
The event also will feature a grudge match between Emo Reeve Russ “The Terminator” Fortier and Fort Frances Mayor Glenn “The Amalgamator” Witherspoon, as well as Emo-born Dean “Madman” Martin.
Tickets are available at Village Variety, Tompkins Hardware, Corner Closet, and the Fairway Store in Emo, Witherspoon’s One Stop in Fort Frances, Dev-Lynne’s in Devlin, Roseberry Runway in Barwick, KGB Sports in Rainy River, and Nestor Falls Marine in Nestor Falls.
Tickets cost $15 Cdn. ($10 U.S.) for ringside seats or $7 Cdn. ($5 U.S.) for rush advance. They will cost $10 Cdn. ($7 U.S.) at the door.