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Annual 'Polar Plunge' coming up fast

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The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on Sand Bay on New Year's Day.

For more info or to get a pledge sheet, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.

Jump for your group and you will receive half of your pledges for your own group. The other 50 percent will be used by the Lions for projects in the district and beyond.

“Lions” is the largest volunteer organization in the world. They are just ordinary people doing an incredible job in Canada and other countries, but they can't do it without the support of generous Canadians who support them and their causes.

Think about jumping, donating to one of the amazing causes of the jumpers, or just coming out to cheer on your favourites as they make the plunge. The Emo and District Lions Club will be entering a large group this year.

There is an excellent opportunity for two people to acquire their AZ and heavy-equipment operator tickets.

There are some eligibility requirements but if anyone is interested in finding out more, they can call Bridget at 274-2282. She is the co-ordinator of the program and is fantastic at helping with the paperwork and questions.

Knox United Church in Emo is offering a take-out Christmas dinner at no charge. The meal will be ready to pick up at the church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Organizers still are looking for volunteers to help with prep, assembling meals, delivery, or clean-up. If you would like to help out, call the church office at 482-2835.

“Through Their Eyes,” a community group program for children aged five-16 who have been exposed to woman abuse, will run once-a-week for 10 weeks beginning in February (location to be determined).

Participants must register by Dec. 31.

For more information or to register, contact Jacquee Loerzel at Riverside Community Counselling Services at 274-4807 ext. 1.

If you live in the rural area of Emo and require snowplowing of your driveway, contact the Emo municipal office prior to Jan. 1, otherwise this service will not be provided.

A reminder to refrain from pushing snow from your yard across municipal streets and laneways and into ditches or your neighbour's property.

Snow is to be kept within your property boundaries.

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