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EVAs plans announced

By John Miller, 10/3/22 10:17 AM

EMMET – After the politicians had their say at Saturday’s meet and greet at Fireman’s Park, Deanna Allen, vice president of the Emmet Vision Association (EVA) spoke about the group’s plans for the remainder of the year.

She said hopes are to have more of this type of meeting in the future so citizen’s voices can be heard as it takes everyone working together as a cohesive unit to succeed.

This is EVAs 29th year, she said, and the next event is the garage sale on Hwy. 67 on Oct. 15. Donations, she said, are being accepted and the money made is used for community events, along with buying decorations.

On Oct. 22, EVA will be hosting its second annual October Fun Festival. Allen said a band will perform from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and there will also be karaoke from 2-4:30 p.m. for those brave enough to perform. The event will include a dessert auction, a trick pony, petting zoo, face painting and trunk or treat where youngsters can load up on Halloween candy. There will also be an obstacle course, craft and food vendors.

After that will be a meet and greet on Nov. 5 with all churches in Emmet gathering for fellowship.

Christmas events follow, with the first being on Dec. 3 with a tree lighting ceremony. This year, Allen said, there will be carolers and a station where youngsters can write letters to Santa, with a special mailbox for those important letters.

The 29th Annual Emmet Christmas Parade will be Dec. 10 and feature a new route. Allen said this is the longest running small town Christmas parade in the state. Floats will line up at the Emmet School with the parade also ending at the school. There will be signs showing the parade route. After the parade, everyone is invited to meet at the Chuck Wagon as the holiday event continues. There will be refreshments and children can visit with Santa and get a toy.

Returning to the topic of the fun festival, Allen said sponsorships are being sold for $400 each, or two can be co-sponsors for $200. “The more sponsor money we get, the more we can make the event free to the children.”

Allen added volunteers are needed for EVA, especially young people with plenty of energy and new ideas. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fireman’s testing room.