APPLAUSE: Weather no match for truckers

Members of the Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association braved sideways rain and strong winds Nov. 26.

To the Editor,

Members of the Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association braved sideways rain and strong winds Nov. 26 to show their support for the community during the sixth annual MITE Show and Glow.

Nine decorated trucks were shown off to the public at the Mid Island Co-op on Bowen Road, and the association collected donations of cash, non-perishable food and new toys for their Christmas for Kids fundraising campaign.

Past light competitions were restricted to members only, but this year in hopes of increasing participation, anyone in the heavy duty construction and transportation industry was invited to light up and join in.

Special thanks goes out to Dorman Timber, Bayline Enterprises, Mid Island Towing and BFI Canada for showing their true community spirit.

The truck owners/operators competed for bragging rights and a plaque honouring their achievements. The best member display went to DBL Disposal Service, best associate member display was awarded to P&R Western Star and the people’s choice award was handed to BFI Canada.

Best community member display – a new category this year – was presented to Mid Island Towing for its entry.

Other displays were entered by Norm Jones Trucking and Berk’s Intertruck.

Unfortunately, due to the horrible weather, crowd numbers were down from previous years and the usual collection of food and toys donations were down as well.

Anyone wanting to help is invited to drop off non-perishable food or new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 15 at Berk’s Intertruck on McCullough Road, Kal Tire  on Victoria Road and Inland Kenworth  on Northfield Road.

A thank you must also go out to Canadian Tire employees for their generous donation of toys and Mid Island Co-op for its sponsorship of the hospitality tent.

Pam Henselin

secretary

Mid Island Truck and Equipment Association

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