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Midway games

Bowling for prizes was one of the many midway games available to Emo Fair attendees. Stuffed animals and other fun prizes were on the line as players aimed their best shot in hopes of a win.

Checking out lumber

Local MPP Greg Rickford, left, who also is the minister of energy, northern development and mines, was taken on a tour around the Manitou Forest Products' site by manager Dale Kaemingh before announcing a $910,000-plus investment in the district company's operations.

Sisters duet

Madison Anderson, left, and her sister, Caitlin, sang a heart-felt duet for a crowd of more than 50 people during the “Music in the Park” event held last Tuesday at the Lions Park in Emo. Several other local musicians stepped to the mic and provided an evening of entertainment to all who attended.

Axe throw

Jason Caul took his best shot at the bull's-eye during the axe throwing portion of the logging competition held Friday morning at the Emo Fair. Caul didn't place during this event but saw great success in the axe chop, two-man cross-cut, and tea boil, all of which he landed in first place.

Museum photo booth

A group of kids who attended the Fort Frances Museum's second “Night at the Museum" event last Thursday posed around a framed photobooth donning themed props inspired by the movie of the same name. There was no shortage of fun as the kids were wrapped in toilet paper like mummies, played games, and painted hieroglyphics.

Music crowd

More than 100 people came through Emo's spray park last Tuesday to enjoy local entertainment during the sixth-annual “Music in the Park" event. Those who attended enjoyed a barbecue, scavenger hunt, rock-painting, face-painting, and fun games, all organized by girls who are going to the "I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” retreat for young women that takes place at Sunny Cove Camp in the fall.


Sean Councillor, left, and Orville Smith pulled hard as they put all their strength into the two-man cross-cut event Friday morning. Jason and Kelvin Caul landed in first place, followed by Darryl Desserre and Gus Hagen in second. Dwayne and Curtis Smith placed third.

Beef show

Marlee Bliss showed off her cow at the beef show on Friday afternoon at the Emo Fair. The show was an opportunity for people to show off the cattle they are raising on their farms.

Vegetable judge

Emo Fair judge Randy Creighton inspected a plate of green peppers alongside fellow judge Emily Watson in the Exhibiton Hall on Thursday afternoon. The pair scored these vegetables on their appearance, presentation, and closeness to their variety. All entries are scored according to the guidelines set out in the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies' fair book.