Family and friends gathered at the Golden Age Manor for a “come-and-go” tea last week to honour the 100th birthday of Cecelia McComb of Emo. She received flowers and gifts from the local hospital auxiliary and Knox United Church in Emo, as well as messages of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II, the Governor General of Canada, and the Premier of Ontario.
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The 43rd-annual Manitou Rapids fish fry held Friday was popular yet again this year, as evidenced by the long lines of people seen here waiting to get a fresh walleye dinner.
Vern Thompson bravely had his hair and beard shaved off Saturday to raise money for “Cuts for Cancer” during Spring Fever Days in Emo. Supporting Tamarack House, which is used by so many people from the district, should be a concern of everyone and Thompson would like to challenge more people to get involved in this worthwhile cause next year.
A large crowd gathered at the Barwick Hall on Saturday for the Emo & District Lions Club’s third-annual “Farmers’ Night.” Everyone who attended enjoyed a fantastic meal and went home with a least one prize. Monies raised from the evening, the auction, and the penny table will go to support Lions’ projects in the district.
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. upstairs in the Emo Arena.
President Joe Bodnar welcomed and thanked everyone for coming to the year-end celebration.
Following grace, offered by Rev. Frances Flook, everyone quickly lined up for a fantastic pot-luck meal served up by the Taylors.
Misty River Alternatives, the health food and supplement store in Emo, has relocated from its Front Street store to the former Hair and Body Care Shoppe on Highway 11/71 at the west end of the village. Owners Mary and Naomi Martin will be carrying a number of new products so be sure to stop in at their new location.
Above, Carole and Dr. Mackintosh provided an entertaining recitation of Burns’ famous “Ode to the Haggis” at the Emo and District Lions’ third-annual Robbie Burns Supper at the Emo Legion on Saturday. Then, at right, Piper Rob Blakely demonstrated the use of the ancient kilt.
A huge thank-you goes out to Ken Fisher for taking a busload of interested folks on the annual “Holiday Lights Tour” of Emo last Thursday.
About 25 people joined in on the tour.
Ken has done this for several years and his time is so appreciated.
Gail Govier’s name was drawn, giving her a small prize for having her home decorated for the season.
Rainy River Resources held an open house at the Emo Legion last Thursday, which included information about the studies the company has done, the various steps in the procedure of exploring, and its plans for the coming years. Staff also were available to answer questions and discuss the future of mining in the area.
A large number of family and friends of Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association players and the general public attended the unveiling of the league’s new name and logo Sunday afternoon at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.
The “Emo Express” began with the vision of having all of the EDBMHA teams having the same name and wearing the same jersey.