Auctioneer Bud McQuaker did an excellent job of getting the crowd to bid on the items during the live auction on Saturday night. The club would like to thank him for volunteering his services and all those who donated so many fabulous prizes.
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Harsha Rathod, a senior accountant at BDO Canada here, collected food donations as part of Farm Credit Canada's “Drive Away Hunger” campaign last Friday at Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo. BDO staff collected $883 and 464 lbs. of food which went to the Emo Food Bank located in the former St. George's Anglican Church.
A new “Coffee Break" season will begin with a "welcome” breakfast next Wednesday (Sept. 18) at 9:30 a.m. at the Emo Christian Reformed Church (18 Meadow Street).
Breakfast will be followed by a time of fellowship and an introduction to their first Bible study, “Discover the Sermon on the Mount,” which will begin on Sept. 25.
The Northwestern Health Unit organized games of all kinds for the children during Emo's “Open Streets” party. One highlight for many of the children was the sandbox in the middle of the street. Special sand allowed them to build imaginative creations. Children from Emo and throughout the district attended this annual event.
The children were the hit of the Canada Day parade in Barwick, which was held on Saturday, June 29. This year's parade include antique vehicles, tractors, and of course, the children on their bikes and waving from floats. Below, the Barwick Community Church did an excellent job of turning a fancy fishing boat into this year's float for the parade.
J.P. Winik, centre, was honoured and thanked for his 25 years of service as a volunteer firefighter at yesterday evening's Emo municipal council meeting.
Students at Sturgeon Creek School in Barwick rehearsed a scene from Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's version of “Mary Poppins” yesterday during a dress rehearsal. Join them tomorrow (May 9) and Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. for a lively presentation. Admission is only $5.
The Emo and District Lions Club would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for this year's “Lions' Share” grocery raffle.
Once again the profits from the draw will be going back into the district to fund several of the club's current projects.
The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at Heron Landing (Couchiching).
The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries are limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6.
Two members of the Church of the Holy Spirit here celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Sunday by dressing for the occasion. Erma Armit and George Walsh enjoyed a little friendly competition at the church's morning service.