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Tickets for fair raffle available across district

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The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's raffle this year features a 2018 Yamaha Viking 700 ATV as the top prize.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the Emo-La Vallee rec centre on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 p.m. so it's important to get your ticket as soon as possible.

Tickets cost $20 each, with only 5,000 being printed.

Second prize is a 2018 Z535M John Deere 54" mower complete with a utility trailer while third prize is 2018 Yamaha Raptor 90 Youth ATV, which also includes a helmet.

Tickets are available in advance from locations across the district or from fair board members.

Proceeds from the draw will go towards youth, seniors, and accessibility for all.

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The Rainy River-Baudette Border Lions Club also will be on hand at the Emo Fair next week.

With help from the Emo and District Lions, club members will be selling raffle tickets on a 21-foot Princecraft pontoon boat (provided by Nestor Falls Marine), complete with a 90 h.p. Mercury and a trailer.

Second prize is $1,500 in cash while third prize is $500.

Ticket are $20 each and only 3,000 have been printed.

The draw will be made on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament.

All proceeds will go to the club's Disaster Relief Fund.

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The Emo Speedway will be a busy place during the Emo Fair, with the stock car races to start at 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

The back-up day will be Sunday, Aug. 19 if either the Friday or Saturday races are washed out.

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With the Emo Fair just a week away, it's time to think about entering the parade.

The parade line-up takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Judging is at 11 a.m. sharp, with the parade then starting at noon.

The route will begin in front of the Emo Health Centre, follow Front Street, turn onto Queen Street, cross Highway 11/71, and then end at the grandstand.

The theme for this year is “Join the Rush: A Tribute to Gold and Grain.”

Get a group together or enter a family float. Since there are no Fair Queen contestants this year, and therefore no floats, your presence in the parade will help make it a success.

Decorate a bike or a half-ton, or find a costume befitting of the theme, and join the excitement of this year RRVAS fall fair parade.

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