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Benefit tea planned for pastor’s family

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Pastor Conrad Dueck and his family are extremely grateful for all the donations they’ve received from area churches, businesses, and individuals after losing their home to a fire last Tuesday (Jan. 27).

“We have been awed, humbled, amazed, stunned, overjoyed, brought to tears, laughed, smiled, and wondered at the amazing generosity of the truly great people here in Emo and across the entire district,” Pastor Dueck noted in an e-mail.

The parsonage in Emo was completely refurnished for them within 24 hours. “It has been overwhelming at times to have over a 100 people ask you how they could help!” he said.

Donations literally have poured in from every corner of the district. The entire family once again would like to thank everyone who contributed so much in such a short period of time.

A benefit tea for the Duecks will be held next Sunday (Feb. 15) from 1-3 p.m. at the Emo Legion. A light lunch will be served for $10.

Come out and show your support for Pastor Dueck and his family.

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Despite the blustery weather, more than 165 people turned out for the fish fry at the Emo Legion on Saturday evening. As well, 65 take-out orders were delivered to those who could not attend.

The food was fantastic and everyone definitely enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Legion.

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The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition will be hosting the Family Fun Day event at the community centre again on Monday, Feb. 16 (watch for posters and more information to follow).

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Another country music jam is being planned for next Friday (Feb. 13) starting at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Anyone who likes to sing or play country music, from beginners to professionals, are invited to take turns performing songs while others accompany them.

Drop by any time during the evening and simply join in. Come to sing, play, or just listen. There is no cover charge, and families and children are welcome.

Anyone wishing to join in is asked call Charlene at 483-5839 for more info.

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The Emo Inn will be holding its second-annual curling bonspiel on Feb. 20-21. The cost of entering is $140 per team, and those interested are urged to register early because space is limited. You can do so by calling 482-1440 after 4 p.m.

The awards will be handed out Feb. 21 at the Emo Inn, with live music being provided by “Centre Line” from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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