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Lots of Christmas activities in offing

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Devlin, Emo, and Barwick certainly are busy with activities in the coming weeks—a definite sign the Christmas season is fast approaching.

The annual “Holly Daze” festivities take place Dec. 1-2 in Emo.

The parade once again will be held on the Friday night, which is always a great evening.

The merchants also will be offering lots of specials and free draws over the two days.

As well, the Emo Legion will host a craft sale, as well as its soup-and-bun luncheon, on both Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, St. Patrick's Church in Emo will host a tea and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 1-3 p.m., with admission being $3 at the door.

The event also will feature draws, meat and raisin pies, homemade perogies, and delicious baking, along with religious articles and crafts.

Another event to mark on your calendar is the annual Devlin/La Vallee Christmas party coming up on Sunday, Dec. 10.

The day starts at 3:30 p.m. with games, cards, tobogganing, and socializing. A potluck dinner then will be served at 5 p.m., followed by an enjoyable sing-a-long.

To top off the evening, Santa Claus will make an appearance, with a treat bag for all the kids.

Congratulations to Dayna Romyn and Brent McIntyre on the birth of their son, Jace Arthur, on Saturday, Nov. 11, weighing in at eight pounds, nine oz.

Proud grandparents are Darryl and Charlene Romyn, and Art McIntyre, along with great-grandmother Nellie Romyn.

Congratulations, as well, to Kerry and Brodie Gross (Hyatt) on the birth of their second child, Katelyn Marie, on Friday, Nov. 10, weighing in at six pounds, 10 oz.

Proud grandparents are Shawn and Tracy Hyatt, and Bev and Joe Kozachenko.

Congratulations and best wishes to Garnett Cornell and Michelle Beck on their engagement.

A 2019 wedding is planned.

Proud parents are Kim and Pat Cornell, and Gary and Mildred Beck.

The lucky winner of the Emo Legion's 50/50 draw was Dave Wager, who pocketed $946.

Robin's 2¢:

We have a potato masher in the drawer because sometimes it's fun not to be able to open that drawer.

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