Maya Davis read a selection from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee on Monday during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at Knox United Church. Davis was awarded First Place with Honours in her category for her performance. The annual festival is drawing to a close, with only two more days of adjudicated sessions remaining before the Highlights concert on April 30.
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The fallout from the sudden, heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures may have put a dampener on some of the festivities, but Emo's “Spring Fever Days” went out with a bang on its final day.
While not everything that was planned to run on Saturday survived the wild weather from earlier in the week, overall the day was hailed as a success.
Grillmeister Steve Loshaw flipped burgers outside of Rainy River Meats in Emo during “Spring Fever Days” on Saturday. Sunshine and warmer weather helped to draw a crowd to the last day of the annual event after a cold and wintry week.
Alia McQuaker got in some quality cuddle time with one of the kittens at the petting zoo outside of Emo Feeds as part of “Spring Fever Days” on Saturday.
Marly Wrolstad got a haircut from Stacy Kreger as part of “Cuts for Cancer” at the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo during Spring Fever Days on Saturday. Kreger said the annual event raised between $5,000-$6,000 for the Tamarack House in Thunder Bay, and more donations are expected to come in over the rest of this week.
Ian McDonald, a crop innovation specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Affairs, gave a talk on the effects of soil compaction and how to combat it at “Ag Day.” The day-long event featured speakers and vendors and covered a wide range of topics of interest to farmers and the layperson alike.
John Gerber, left, and Rick Boersma showed off their winnings at “Ag Day" on April 6. The two were among the winners of several draws which featured items from companies that had a presence at "Ag Day,” including Precision Land Solutions and Lake of the Woods Brewery.
After a long and busy day, Lisa Teeple and her team had the chance to step back and examine the fruits of their labour.
“I'm happy," Teeple said when asked about how this year's "Ag Day” turned out.
“We were happy with the number that we had turn out. We always wish for more but we were happy that we had as many as we did.”
Blair Whitefish, left, and Adrian Indian rocked the house at the Malcolm's Fight Fundraiser at From the Grind Up on Friday evening. Malcolm Robertson is an infant from Churchill, Man. who is currently undergoing treatment for Infant Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in Winnipeg. All proceeds from the event went towards supporting the Robertson family.