The outpouring of patrons at the Heritage Day luncheon at the W.I. Museum in Emo on Saturday was fantastic, with people attending from right across the district.
There was plenty of food on hand, and the bake table featured a variety of mouth-watering treats.
Two members of the Women’s Institute, Marcine James and Tina Visser, also received volunteer appreciation plaques during Saturday’s luncheon.
“The ladies, both in their 80s, have been the major participants in the managing of our local museum,” said Emo Reeve Russ Fortier, noting both have worked diligently for many years to organize teas, luncheons, and yard sales to help raise money to operate and maintain the museum.
The pair, who oversee the museum, also have worked as outstanding members of the Emo W.I. to collect, itemize, and display artifacts there.
Both have contributed endless volunteer hours to make certain the Emo Museum remains an effective point of interest in the community. “We are grateful to these dedicated ladies,” said Fortier.
Allan Gotlieb, chairperson of the Ontario Heritage Foundation, wrote in his letter to Reeve Fortier, “I am pleased to advise you that your community’s nominations for recognition through the 2001 Heritage Community Recognition Program have been accepted.”
“On behalf of the OHF, thank you for participating in this important volunteer recognition program,” added Gotlieb.