Sara Grant, granddaughter of Neil Grant and grand-niece of Mac Fischer, performed a traditional sword dance during the Emo Country Club’s tour of Ireland last Tuesday.
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What better day to take a tour of Ireland than March 17—St. Patrick’s Day!
That’s what members of the Emo Country Club thought as their prepared for another “trip” to a far-off destination.
More than 35 club members were entertained last Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. in the common room of the Golden Age Manor by Neil Grant and Mac Fischer.
The Emo Legion welcomed spring on Friday (March 20) with the largest “jam” yet, which saw 20 musicians and several dozen people singing and dancing until late into the night.
The musicians who came in from the farthest away were Louis Hawkness from Dryden, Vern Silver and Lawrence Bellamy from Atikokan, and Morris Halverson from Nestor Falls.
The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary’s Shamrock tea and bake sale on Friday afternoon was well-attended by about 90 people.
Winners were Loretta Hartnell (tea set), Mary Gavin (salad bowl), and John Vandenbrand (door prize).
The money raised at the event ($786) will help pay for the cardiac heart monitor. The next major project will be a new X-ray machine.
Friday, March 13 marked yet another winter carnival for Sturgeon Creek School.
This much-anticipated event began (some say) as early as 1975 and has continued uninterrupted ever since.
Most traditions after that many years have the tendency to become stale and boring; some even fall by the wayside.
The special decorations and table settings created a real Irish atmosphere at the Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary’s tea and bake sale Friday afternoon in the cafeteria. About 90 people enjoyed tea, coffee, sandwiches, and dainties while visiting with friends. Funds raised from this event will help pay for a new heart monitor.
The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Shamrock tea and bake sale this Friday (March 13) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Emo hospital cafeteria.
Admission is $3 at the door, and there will be a door prize and bake table.
Come out and support the auxiliary, which is always looking for new members. Memberships are available for only $2 each.
Sunday marked the conclusion of another successful season for the Emo Figure Skating Club.
This year’s ice show, entitled “It’s a New Year,” allowed the skaters to showcase their talents and newly-acquired skills.
The theme revolved around the various months and seasons of the year.
Emo youth soccer will be holding registration for its upcoming season next Monday and Tuesday (March 9-10) from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Emo arena.
This year’s soccer program is for boys and girls in JK-Grade 8, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday starting April 28 at the Emo Sportsfield.
With only four months until the anticipated opening of the Emo spray park, the committee’s fundraising campaign definitely has kicked into high gear.
One of the newest contributors to the cause is Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo.
Cloverleaf will donate 3.5 percent of the value of all cash register receipts dated between March 1-May 31, 2009.