The Emo Toy Library held its first “Tune in to Family Fun” last Saturday at the Legion.
ETL co-ordinators Josette Vargas and Joni MacGibbon, who dressed up with clowns for the event, were impressed with the support they received from the public in staging this fundraiser.
“This is an excellent idea since it is hard to get any kind of money to upkeep things in the [toy] library,” Emo Reeve Russ Fortier had noted.
There were three castles set up that children could climb over, through, and around. There also were refreshments available on a nearby counter—juices for the kiddies and coffee for adults.
The penny table, featuring plenty of items donated by the local business sector, was manned by Frances Grant and Paula Kellar.
The hall was decorated with blue/yellow streamers and balloons, giving the occasion that extra flavour. Afterwards, each child had the chance to grab a balloon to take home.
The Borderland Community Orchestra, directed by Katherine Williams, gave a special performance, sticking to music for the small-fry, which they understood just by following the tunes played.
Williams explained how each instrument fit into the band and their purpose. She also narrated the musical story three bears, which delighted the children as well as grown-ups.
This was just one of several fundraising projects the ETL has planned for 2002.