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Dear editor:

As a long-time resident of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, I would like to make a comment on the recent addition to beauty of our village.

You have probably heard that the Emo and District Lions Club was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lions. They are not that many in number, but they have outdone their size many times.

They were responsible for initiating the Emo Lions Park, distinguishable by the lion at the head of the pathway leading down to the park. I am not sure how much they contributed to the only spray park in this district, but I am sure it was plenty.

They have put on dinners at the Barwick Hall on many occasions to raise money for their various activities. They have sat out in the blazing sun selling tickets for their various causes.

I think the idea of celebrating their anniversary was an excellent one as it has placed a first-class lookout of the river right in front of the manor and adjacent to the hospital, where all can go to enjoy the view, be it on foot, scooter, walker, wheelchair, or, if necessary, hands and knees (I'm joking).

I think we are fortunate to have this group of dedicated people among us.

I also think it was really great last week when they appeared with all the equipment necessary for a barbecue in honour of the event—even though it had rained beforehand and was threatening again.

The “barby” went smoothly and as one of the longest-time residents of the manor, I congratulate the Emo Lions and hope they keep up their good works for another 100 years.

(Signed),

Gordon Woollard

Emo, Ont.

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