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'Run for the Donut' deemed a success

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Emo's first “Run for the Donut” 5K held Saturday morning was deemed a total success by organizers.

Some 87 eager participants enjoyed a beautiful fall morning while doing a double loop around Front Street and the Lions Park before finishing near the pavilion.

The event was the culmination of Emo's “Rainy River Running” walk/run program that began earlier this fall.

An awards ceremony followed the race, with prizes for the top three male and female finishers.

There also were draw prizes for all participants.

The top overall runners in the male category were Trent Wilson, Dax Laplante, and Wes Friesen while the top overall females were Ashlyn Beck, Ang Lukasevics, and Amy Vescio.

The top runners were awarded doughnut-shaped medals for their efforts.

Organizers would like to thank all of the event's sponsors, as well as all the volunteers who helped out during the run, including Luke Judson, Colin Kaemingh, Cindy Judson, and Maverick Judson.

If you missed this event and would like to take part next year, organizers are promising another “Run for the Donut” next fall.

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The Emo and District Lions Club is holding its annual “Hunters' Night” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Barwick Hall.

“Happy Hour” runs from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner consisting of wild meat, fish, and all the fixings.

There also will be cash bar, a penny table, and a gun raffle.

Tickets cost $20 per person, which are available from all Lions' members and at local businesses.

Tickets also can be purchased directly from Joanne and Kent Ogden (274-1946) or Jodi Pellerin (487-1648).

Proceeds will go to Lions' projects throughout the district.

Make sure you don't miss this year's “Wild Meat Night.”

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The Emo and District Lions Club also will be taking part in the annual “Polar Plunge” in Fort Frances on New Year's Day.

A number of jumpers will be representing the club so be prepared to have members of the club approach you for a donation.

Please consider giving generously as all money raised will go towards Lions' projects in the area.

The Lions' members who are jumping into the freezing waters of Rainy Lake are doing so because they believe in making the world—and our local communities—a better place to live.

In related news, club members will be in the schools soon to do vision screening on the younger students.

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