Millet fire dept. boosts Lions hampers with lights

Millet and surrounding community came together once again to support a great Christmas event.

The Millet Fire Dept.’s “Fill the fire truck with toys” event Dec. 17 was very warmly received by the community

Millet and surrounding community came together once again to support a great Christmas event.

The Millet Fire Dept.’s “Fill the fire truck with toys” event Dec. 17 was very warmly received by the community, noted firefighter and event organizer Kyle McNichol Dec. 21. “Everything went very well,” said McNichol by phone.

The event offered Millet fire dept. members synchronizing fire truck lights to famous Christmas carols at the fire hall. Guests generously brought donations for the Millet Lions Club Christmas hamper program.

McNichol said the audience members were very generous. He noted the Lions are giving out 50 hampers to families in need this Christmas. “They were able to send out extra toys for each child,” said McNichol who added that $440 in cash donations was also collected. He said the fire department was very appreciative of everyone who came out and supported the event.

The cash donations go towards filling hampers too, as well as buying gift cards for families with teens. Some community members also donated movie passes to be tucked into the hampers.

McNichol added that the event was supported by businesses as well, including Cargill from Leduc, JV Driver and Tim Hortons from both Wetaskiwin and Leduc.

Are the Millet firefighters planning for next year? “We’re happy to do it again, especially with that turnout and the donations we received,” added McNichol.

 

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