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Eating contest

Logan Teeple, far right, won the popular watermelon eating contest for contestants five and under during the Chapple Heritage Days celebration at the Both farm on Saturday. Each participant in this category was given one piece of juicy watermelon and the winner was the person who finished their piece first.

Speedway cake

Lyle Busch, Maurice Frenette, and Raoul Cayer displayed the anniversary cake during the Emo Speedway’s 55th anniversary celebration Saturday evening. These three original drivers, who raced back in the 1950s, took part in the opening ceremonies—sharing some of their experiences from the early days of racing in Emo.

Push to bring ‘Family Dance Night’ back to district

Canadians love to dance.

According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyles Research Institute, dancing is among our top 10 favourite recreational activities.

Traditional or old-time set dancing was popular throughout Canada in the early part of this century, and remains a feature of community dances in rural areas of the western provinces and in parts of Atlantic Canada.