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Literary classic

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.

Snow couldn't stop 'Spring Fever'

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.

Spring Fever BBQ

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.

Spring Fever haircut

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.

Ag Day guy

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.

Ag Day prizes

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.

Coffeeshop fundraiser

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.