Published in the Rains County Leader on February 24, 2022:
I have met several people recently who are new to Emory. I know “new” is a relative term around here since many of you are second or third generation Rains County residents, but I’m talking new as in months rather than years. When I ask how they like our little town, I usually get a small smile and an almost apologetic answer – It’s growing on me. There’s just not a lot to do.
That’s true if your idea of things to do is passive entertainment like movies, concerts, plays, and major sports events. On the other hand, live music and dancing are available at Sidekicks, and the RISD sports teams provide some heart-stopping competition, especially during end-of-season playoffs. I also understand the Theater Arts provide some amazing productions throughout the school year.
For those who like to dine out, you may have to go into the big city for a five-star restaurant, but Emory offers a large selection of options for a delicious meal. What other small town offers multiple options for home cooking, Asian cuisine, Mexican food, barbecue, fast food, an amazing bakery, and more.(more…)