Christmas came early for the residents of the Golden Age Manor in Emo on Saturday evening when the Emo and District Lions Club treated them to a delicious supper.
More than 45 people were served turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, and dessert.
As well, members from the Golden Age Manor had their meeting room decorated for the occasion while many residents arrived dressed for the season.
A few club members spent the better part of the day cooking and preparing for the feast. Others arrived to help serve the food and meet with those who attended.
Several meals also were delivered to the residents' apartments so nearly everyone in the building received a festive meal.
Following the supper, there was draw for the door prize (won by PJ Vanvliet), as well as draws for the Santa Claus centrepieces created by Darlene Fletcher.
Everyone had a great time, and were very appreciative of the friendship and service offered by the Lions.
The Emo and District Lions also presented the manor with a $500 gift card to Lowey's Nursery in Fort Frances.
The money will be used to purchase more flowers for the garden beds at the observation deck across the road, which the Lions constructed last spring.
- • •
The “Country Jams” for the new year will be held at the Emo Legion on Jan. 12, Feb. 16, and March 16.
If you like old-time country music, and you want to listen or dance the evening away, be sure to mark these dates on your new calendars as soon as you get them.
- • •
The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions and the Emo and District Lions, along with members of various community organizations, will be jumping into Rainy Lake on New Year's Day for the annual “Polar Plunge.”
Those taking part are raising money for their organizations and for community projects around the district.
Please consider donating to these groups and individuals!
Here in Emo, you can drop off a donation to Kent at the meat counter at Cloverleaf. He once again is jumping for the cause, as are several others.
In Fort Frances, you may see Lions collecting donations at various location around town.
You also can contact Bill Michl if you would like to jump for your organization, church, or team. It is not too late to join in this well-known community event.
It also would be great to see a large crowd on Jan. 1 cheering the jumpers as they plunge into chilly waters of Rainy Lake in behind La Place Rendez-Vous.