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Dave Ogilvie

Bicycles for humanity

Thanks to so many people from across the district, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Fort Frances was able to send about 200 bikes to the “Bicycles for Humanity” program in Thunder Bay. These gently-used bikes will help improve access to health care, education, food, water, employment, and social opportunities in developing countries around the world.

W.I. ‘pie social’ set

The Rainy River District Women’s Institute will host a “pie social” this Friday (July 18) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Museum.

For just $4, you can get a beverage and a delicious piece of pie. There also will be whole pies for sale.

The door prize will be two tickets to the Emo Speedway, donated by the Borderland Racing Association.

‘Gleek Week’

Almost 60 youngsters joined together Monday morning to take part in River Theatre’s annual summer program entitled “Gleek Week,” which runs all this week. With an ’80s theme this year, a final performance will take place this Friday (July 11) at 5 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances, with admission being $7.

Daffodil pins

Arlene Georgeson and other members of the local Beta Sigma Phi Sorority set up a Canadian Cancer Society display inside Cloverleaf Store in Emo on Saturday in conjunction with “Spring Fever Days” festivities. They were taking donations and handing out daffodil pins in order to raise money for this worthy cause. Since April is Daffodil Month, there only are two days left to get your pin.

‘Holly Daze’ braves cold

It may have been the coldest stretch this winter but the frigid temperatures didn’t stop the residents of Emo and surrounding area from celebrating “Holly Daze.”

It seemed almost too cold to hold a parade but by 5:45 p.m. on Friday, both sides of Front Street were lined with cars waiting patiently for what they hoped would be a good parade.

Santa float

The eager youngsters at the “Holly Daze” parade in Emo on Friday everning were not disappointed as Santa’s float, above, turned the corner onto Front Street. Both sides of the street were crowded with cars and onlookers as Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their little dog greeted the children both young and old.

Plenty of gifts

Joanna Hasiuk put the final touches on the holiday gift display at the Emo Drugs, where staff has been busy adding many new gifts for the Christmas season. Stop by, check out their gifts, and pick up something for that special someone on your list.

Silent vigil

Petty Officer 2nd Class M.J. Nyberg, of the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Fort Frances), stood silently at the Emo cenotaph Monday during Remembrance Day ceremonies there. Services also were held at the other cenotaphs across the district, followed by a supper at the Emo Legion.

New CO

Lt(N) Dawn Gray, left, the newly-appointed Commanding Officer of the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Fort Frances, signed the “Change of Command” certificates along with Area Cadet Officer Capt. Chris Johnston-Brown, centre, and outgoing CO Lt(N) Terry Newman, CD, during a ceremony in Emo last Tuesday. The corps, for kids aged 12-18, meets Tuesday evenings at the curling club in Emo.