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Burns' supper a success


This year's Robbie Burns Supper, hosted by the Emo and District Lions Club, was deemed a success by everyone on hand.

About 80 people enjoyed a fantastic roast beef supper, including the traditional haggis, on Saturday night at the Emo Legion.

The evening kicked off with the traditional piping in of the haggis by Piper Bruce Lidkea from the Fort Frances Highlanders.

The “Ode to the Haggis” was recited this year, with much humour, by Carole Mackintosh.

“The Immortal Memory," a short history of Scottish poet Robbie ("Rabbie”) Burns, was read by Lion member Deb Firth.

She, assisted by Dr. Mackintosh and his wife, Carole, read several of Burns' poems.

A short history of Burns' life also was shared.

The evening's entertainment also included several traditional Scottish dances performed by the talented members of the Fort Frances Highlanders.

Callahan Wiedenhoeft and Piper Lidkea also shared a touching musical version of Burns' “Red, Red Rose.”

Funds raised from the evening will be used by the Emo and District Lions to fund local projects.

In related news, the Emo and District Lions Club always is looking for new members.

Please consider giving your time and talent to the largest volunteer organization in the world.

Make a difference in your community and in the lives of people all over the world.

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The next “Country Jam” at the Emo Legion will take place Friday, Feb. 24.

If you enjoy old-time country music, want to just listen or want to get up on the dance floor, then be sure to mark this date on your calendar.

The musicians will begin playing around 7 p.m.

Admission is $2, which helps the Legion pay for heat and lights.

The bar also will be open for alcoholic on non-alcoholic drinks, and the staff in the kitchen may be available to cook up some snacks.

New musicians are gladly welcomed.

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The Ontario Energy Board has begun accepting applications for the Ontario Electricity Support Program, which is designed to help reduce electricity bills for low-income households.

Visit for more info

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The Township of Emo currently is seeking new recruits to be volunteer firefighters.

To find out more about volunteering, drop by the municipal office or check out the application/job description at

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