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'Holly Daze' set for Emo

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The annual “Holly Daze” festivities take place this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 1-2) in Emo.

Be sure to take part in all the fun this weekend.

The annual parade goes Friday evening. It will leave Donald Young School at 6 p.m. and work its way to Front Street, finishing at the Golden Age Manor.

The lighting of the Christmas tree and fireworks will follow, with the Emo rec council providing hot chocolate and cookies during the evening.

Then on Saturday, you can get your kids' pictures taken with Santa from 1-3 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Please bring your own camera and a donation for the Emo food bank.

The Emo Legion also will hold its “Crafts Galore” and soup-and-sandwich event both Friday and Saturday.

Also be sure to stop by several businesses for great deals, as well as to enter the draw for two $250 gift certificates.

Hats off to everyone in Emo who make this a fun-filled event every year.

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Another fun event coming up is La Vallee Township's annual community Christmas party and fun day set for Sunday, Dec. 10.

The day starts at 3:30 at the Devlin Hall, with a potluck supper to be served at 5 p.m. (bring your favourite family hot dish or salad).

It will be followed by a Christmas sing-along and a visit from Santa, who will bring a goodie bag for all the youngsters on hand.

Also be sure to bring along your sleds, cards, cribbage boards, or any other game you wish to play or share.

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The Township of La Vallee is looking for high school students who wish to complete their community service hours required in order to graduate.

Students are needed to assist with the annual Christmas party, such as helping with the kiddies' corner and clean-up.

To sign up, call 486-3452 during office hours.

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The Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendars for 2018 are on sale now.

These make a great Christmas gifts.

They are available at the municipal office or from any fire department volunteer, with the cost being $30 each.

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A belated happy 80th birthday to Betty Kuitunen on Nov. 8.

Betty was honoured with a birthday party and combined family reunion at the home of her daughter, Jeanie Paush.

Your community wishes you all the best on your 80th!

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As well, a belated happy 40th anniversary to Bob and Karen McTavish for Nov. 12.

They celebrated in Las Vegas with family and friends.

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Robin's 2¢:

According to my weight-to-height ratio, I should be nine feet, four inches tall.

So my weight is OK. It's my height that's the problem!

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