A good sized crowd was on hand at the Women’s Institute Museum in Emo on Friday afternoon. Despite threatening skies, everyone in attendance enjoyed coffee, pie and friendly conversation.
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Unexpected weather patterns have made it difficult to plan outdoor activities this summer, but the forecast this past weekend did not deter the “Chapple Heritage Days” committee from forging ahead with their plans for the popular annual celebration.
Logan Teeple, far right, won the popular watermelon eating contest for contestants five and under during the Chapple Heritage Days celebration at the Both farm on Saturday. Each participant in this category was given one piece of juicy watermelon and the winner was the person who finished their piece first.
Lyle Busch, Maurice Frenette, and Raoul Cayer displayed the anniversary cake during the Emo Speedway’s 55th anniversary celebration Saturday evening. These three original drivers, who raced back in the 1950s, took part in the opening ceremonies—sharing some of their experiences from the early days of racing in Emo.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo is hosting the third-annual Art Bonot Memorial slo-pitch tournament on Aug. 14-16 at the Emo Sports Field.
The entry fee is $150 plus a new ball.
Players must be 16 years of age or older. For more details, call 482-3541.
With memories of their opening show still fresh in everyone’s minds, Cornell Farms is pleased to announce Kevin Fox will be the headliner for the next barn concert, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 5.
A Halifax native, Fox is described as a “revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after arranger/composer, and recording artist.”
The Emo branch of the CIBC held another successful “Run for the Cure” barbecue outside the bank last Friday (July 10) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Business was brisk and support from local businesses, community members and people from across the district was excellent.
The proceeds from the BBQ will go to the “Run for the Cure” fund.
The almost summer-like weather attracted a large crowd to this year’s Canada Day celebrations in Chapple last Wednesday.
Roughly 30 youngsters participated in the “children’s parade,” with Janissa Judson winning the bicycle and helmet supplied by Barwick Service.
Due to the inclement weather this past Saturday, the Canada Day birthday cake and fireworks in Emo have been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 4 during the stock car races.
Cake will be handed out during the races while the fireworks will take place at dusk.
Everyone is invited to come out, enjoy the races, and celebrate Canada’s birthday.
Planning for Canada Day in Barwick is well underway.
There will be the annual fastball tournament, consisting of eight teams, which will begin at 9 a.m.
Anyone interested in entering a team should contact George Oltshere at 487-2253 for more information.