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Centennial Choir concert a success

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The Emo Centennial Choir’s Christmas concert on Monday evening (Dec. 8) at the Christian Reformed Church was well-attended by people from across the district.

The evening of nine Christmas songs was warmly received by an appreciative audience, who gave the choir a standing ovation for their inspired performance.

Coffee, tea, and dainties were served in the church hall following the concert.

The choir next will be singing on Dec. 15 at the Emo Hospital, the Golden Age Manor, and Queen Street Manor.

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The brown bag book sale at the Emo Public Library was well-attended during last weekend’s “Holly Daze” festivities in Emo, with staff members pleased by the number of people who took the time to browse through the selection.

There still is a large number of excellent paperbacks and hardcover books for sale, so the EPL staff has decided to continue the sale until Christmas.

Drop by the library during regular hours and pick up some reading material for the holidays.

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The Friends of the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre is planning a 3-on-3 hockey tournament Dec. 27-28 to raise funds for the arena.

The cost of entering a team, comprised of nine players and one goalie, is $300—and there will be a maximum of six teams in each of the three divisions (Atom, PeeWee, and Bantam).

The organizing committee also is looking for donations to the penny table. If you have anything you’d like to donate, call Lucille at 486-1251 or drop items off at the arena.

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The local Right Relations Circle will be hosting a potluck feast at Knox United Church in Emo on Thursday, Dec. 18. The theme for the event is “Getting to know your neighbour.”

Everyone is welcome to attend; just bring a dish to share.

For more information, call Janet at 482-2585.

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The St. Patrick’s Chruch tea was well-attended Saturday afternoon in conjunction with “Holly Daze” and the C.W.L. was pleased with the support it received from everyone across the district as most of the tables were full for the entire two-hour period.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to those who helped out.

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Curling has started in Emo. Monday evenings is kids’ curling while the regular league runs Wednesdays and Thursdays (there still may be openings for teams on these evenings).

Meanwhile, Monday and Wednesday afternoons are reserved for seniors’ curling.

If you are interested, contact the municipality at 482-2378 or Lyle Gill at 482-2510.

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About 120 seniors braved the elements to attend the annual Christmas supper at the Emo Legion on Sunday, which included ham, scalloped potatoes, beans, and rice pudding.

Fifty-five take-out meals also were delivered to seniors who could not attend.

Thanks to the Legion’s kitchen staff who did another marvelous job cooking up a feast. Thanks, too, to violinist Mark Barron and his father, Wayne, on keyboard for providing the pre-dinner entertainment.

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A community Christmas dinner again will be held on Dec. 25 at 1 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo. An enjoyable afternoon is planned with a variety of entertainment.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and donations of time, talent, food, and money would be appreciated.

For more information or if you’re planning to attend, contact Janet Loney (482-2585) or Sylvia Hyatt (482-3789 or 482-2659).

Meals will be delivered and rides provided, if needed.

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The Rainy River District Women’s Institute is looking for volunteers who would like to work at its museum in Emo. If you are interested and have some free time, call Sheri at 486-3535.

The W.I. also is seeking donations towards the upgrade of the museum.

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