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.

 

Just Posted

Canadians continue to fight local hunger

CP Holiday Train comes to Wetaskiwin Dec. 6

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

Semi collides with Car on Highway 2 near Millet

Members of the Millet Fire Department respond to a call on Highway 2 south of Millet

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Municipal Affairs creates work group to address requisition taxes

Economic climate: a breeding ground of tax collection challenges

Veterans who have considered suicide noted in national Remembrance Day service

Studies suggest veterans are more at risk than active service members

B.C. man sentenced to 4 years for harassing ex-wife through revenge website

Patrick Fox was found guilty by a jury in June of criminally harassing his ex-wife Desiree Capuano

Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true

C.K. is the latest high-profile man caught in a flood of accusations

Merritt Mountie charged with assault

Charges are in relation to an incident in May at the detachment, B.C. Prosecution Service said

Former Canadian international Adam Kleeberger to coach new rugby generation

Kleeberger retired from elite rugby in the summer of 2015

VIDEO: #280characters comes to Twitter

Social media site says it expects most users to stick to short tweets

VIDEO: Tax haven controversy deals another body blow to Trudeau’s middle-class brand

‘Paradise Papers’ revealed off-shore accounts for several Liberal associates

Cut down on court delays by supporting victims of crime: ombudsman

Canada’s top court recently imposed trial time limits

Most Read