Castlegar demonstrates a big collective heart

Community comes through in a big way for small neighbours

With local A&W owner Shirley Henderson and the Root Bear front and centre

An annual effort at a local fast food outlet proves to be a good time for Castlegar firefighters as a steady stream of support makes for a productive few hours Saturday.

Captain Ray Hackett said the turnout was gratifying as the emergency volunteers worked at loading a bus with donated toys for local children. He thanked Mountain Transport Institute (for supplying the vehicle.

Just as the photo op was wrapping up a local citizen handed over a $1,000 cheque for the cause – talk about Christmas spirit!

The toys were to be dropped off with the Community Harvest Food Bank for distribution this coming weekend.

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