Two members of the Church of the Holy Spirit here celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Sunday by dressing for the occasion. Erma Armit and George Walsh enjoyed a little friendly competition at the church's morning service.
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People from across the district were busy over the weekend with all kinds of St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary held its annual “Shamrock Tea” on Friday. A good crowd was on hand and many took advantage of the many home-made baked goods available.
The churches of Emo are hosting a five-week Lenten worship series with a soup-and-sandwich lunch.
The services will take place each Wednesday at noon at Knox United Church.
The cost is a $4 donation for lunch, with proceeds going to the United Church Mission & Service Fund and a local project.
For more than 40 years, the staff and students at Sturgeon Creek School have held their annual winter carnival on the last day before March Break. Starting with a pancake breakfast for the families, the older students always have organized and supervised various events for the younger ones. This year, everyone enjoyed a great day inside and outside in the winter weather.
The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual “Shamrock” tea and bake sale on Friday, March 15 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the hospital cafeteria.
There will be baking and goodies for sale, and a draw also will take place on a beautiful hand-made table designed and constructed by Don Manty.
Admission is $5, with tickets available at Gillons' in Emo or at the door.
The next men's fellowship breakfast is slated for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
Brian Major of Morson will be the guest speaker this month.
Come for delicious breakfast while enjoying fellowship with old and new friends. Men and boys of all ages are welcome, with the cost being $12/person.
For more information, call Larry at 482-3104.
The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is set for Friday, Feb. 22.
Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of its website (ff-festival.com) and at the back of the syllabus.
The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.
Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, gave a presentation on how to make the most of a visit with someone who has dementia yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River District will hold a “Coffee Break” fundraiser at the Golden Age Manor in Emo this coming Monday (Jan. 28) at 2 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the local Alzheimer Society.
The next Men's Fellowship Breakfast will be held this Saturday (Jan. 19) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
Dr. Phil Whatley will be the guest speaker.
Come for a delicious breakfast while enjoying some fellowship with old and new friends. The food is always fantastic, the fellowship welcoming, and the message amazing.