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Holiday lights tour much appreciated


A huge thank-you goes out to Ken Fisher for taking a busload of interested folks on the annual “Holiday Lights Tour” of Emo last Thursday.

About 25 people joined in on the tour.

Ken has done this for several years and his time is so appreciated.

Gail Govier’s name was drawn, giving her a small prize for having her home decorated for the season.

The event was put on by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition and the Golden Age Manor.

Everyone participated in a social time in the common room afterwards.

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Winners of the $250 Emo gift certificate prizes drawn during “Holly Daze” were Wendy Wrolstad and Carrie Baker.

Congratulations to you both.

Chamber of Commerce members would like to thank the public for their support during this annual event, and remind everyone that all local businesses still will have great deals right up until Christmas.

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There still is time to get down to the Emo Health Centre to enter the penny table draw in the front lobby.

The nurses and staff have gone to a great deal of time and effort to put together 23 remarkable baskets.

Tickets cost just $5 a sheet, which can be purchased at the office.

The money raised will go towards providing the residents of the hospital with another fantastic Christmas party.

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This Christmas is going to be a little more difficult than usual.

As such, the public is encouraged to give to the St. George’s Food Cupboard, the Fort Frances Salvation Army, and the many churches that will be sending out baskets to needy individuals and families across the district.

In related news, the Emo & District Lions Club is selling angel tree decorations, which light up and change colours.

They can be purchased from Lions’ members for only $5.

The money raised will stay in the district to help make the holiday season brighter for others.

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The Emo & District Lions Club also is selling tickets for its annual “Robbie Burns” night, which will be held Jan. 26.

There will Scottish music, dancers, and a demonstration of the traditional kilt as it was used hundreds of years ago.

If you’re of Scottish heritage or not, everyone will have a great evening of entertainment, food, and fellowship.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 each from club members or at locations across the district.

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