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APPLAUSE: Truckers brighten people's Christmas

To the Editor,

The parking lot at Mid Island Co-op on Bowen Road was lit up bright as members of the Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association held the seventh annual MITE Show and Glow Nov. 24.

Thirteen entries from the local heavy construction and transportation industry competed for the bragging rights to best in show.

Congratulations goes to DBL for capturing best member display, and Berk’s Intertruck for winning best associate member.

Mid Island Towing was awarded best community member for its dazzling display, and the overall winner of the crowd favourite was Norm Jones Trucking winning the 2012 MITE people’s choice.

A tip of the hat also goes out to Ashlee Bobcat, Bayline Enterprises, Dorman Timber, Sinclair Contracting and BFI Canada for lighting trucks and trailers and wowing the crowd.

A thank you goes out to the Mid Island Co-op for once again providing the facility and refreshments to keep the crowd warm.

The members collected food, toys and cash starting at the end of October and delivered the donations Dec. 15.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School Foundation received a $1,000 donation toward its student support fund, and toys and food were delivered to the Secret Santa headquarters, ensuring 63 families had gifts under the tree.

The Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association was founded in 2006, and since its inception has contributed more than $10,000 to local organizations that help support deserving and struggling members of the community.

Pam Henselin

Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association

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