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Emo Lenten lunches slated

The annual “Lenten Lunch” five-week worship service series will be hosted by Knox United Church in Emo.

Come and enjoy a short worship service, followed by a soup-and-sandwich lunch, at noon every Wednesday from March 8-April 5.

The cost of $4 goes to support the Emo food bank and thrift shop, as well as the church's outreach projects.

All are welcome to attend!

Emo planning Family Day fun

The Township of Emo invites you to attend this year's Family Day on Monday (Feb. 20). Bring your family to the Emo Arena for a variety of family fun activities!

Start your day off right with a helping of pancakes upstairs at the arena from 9-10:30 a.m. Pay what you can (a donation bucket will be set up).

There also will be a Family Photo Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Addressing haggis

Carole Mackintosh delivered the traditional “Ode to the Haggis” with a great deal of drama and humour Saturday night during the annual Robbie Burns Supper hosted by the Emo and District Lions Club at the Emo Legion. Although spoken in Gaelic, Mackintosh conveyed the meaning through her facial expressions and body language. She later explained that Burns wrote the address in jest.

Burns' supper a success

This year's Robbie Burns Supper, hosted by the Emo and District Lions Club, was deemed a success by everyone on hand.

About 80 people enjoyed a fantastic roast beef supper, including the traditional haggis, on Saturday night at the Emo Legion.

The evening kicked off with the traditional piping in of the haggis by Piper Bruce Lidkea from the Fort Frances Highlanders.

Scottish dancers

The Highland Dancers from the Fort Frances Highlanders did an excellent job of demonstrating some of the traditional Scottish dances during the Robbie Burns Supper on Saturday night, which was well-attended by people from across the district.

Vision testing

Emo and District Lions Club members Joanne Ogden, left, and Vicki Ogilvie conducted vision tests for youngsters at Sturgeon Creek School on Monday using the group’s new Spot Vision Screener. They expect to do the tests at all schools within the district for JK, SK, and Grade 1 students this school year.

Silent vigil

Sgt. Courtney Sinclair, of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, stood in silent vigil during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Emo cenotaph on Friday. Ceremonies also took place in Devlin, Barwick, Stratton, and Rainy River First Nations, with a Remembrance Day lunch and dinner held at the Emo Legion.

Hunters' dinner

Aurora Cupp, the proud owner of a new rifle, couldn’t stop grinning as Emo and District Lions Club president Jodi Pellerin presented her with the prize. The gun raffle was just one of the popular activities at the club’s third-annual “Hunters’ Night” on Saturday in Barwick.