Members of the Princeton Volunteer Fire Brigade and The Princeton Highway Extrication Society (Highway Rescue) pose with the bounty they had gathered between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday

You Can Help food drive supported greatly by the citizens of Princeton

Katie-Jo Sutton organized the “You Can Help” campaign to assist with this years Christmas Food Hamper collection.

An initiative discussed a few times within the realms of the local fire department was kicked into gear by firefighter Katie-Jo Sutton.

Sutton said she, “Thought this was a great idea,” so she got down to business.

She created, organized and advertised the “You Can Help” campaign to assist with this years Christmas Food Hamper collection.

Members of the Princeton Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Princeton Highway Extrication crews dressed in uniform and went door to door on Saturday, Dec. 14, gathering donations from residents for the Hamper Program.

They set out at 11 a.m., in two fire trucks, a command vehicle and the brand new Princeton Extrication (Highway Rescue) truck, accepting donations of food, gifts and cash from generous citizens.

One local woman, left a note on her donations, extending blessings in appreciation for what these emergency crews do for the community.

The volunteers worked until 4 p.m., stopping for a dinner break and then set out to finish their two remaining areas, the Tunnel area and the down town core afterwards.

Scott McCarron, wife Heather King, Dawn Gardner, Ed Atkinson, Sue Laursen, Rob Hurd, Katie-Jo Sutton,  (Michaela, Logan and Bradley), Graham Atkinson, Jamie McLeod, Frank Currier and Fire Chief Eric Gregson along with (Highway Rescue) Rick Gullason, Glen Oliver and Trevor Sutton are all extremely pleased with the generosity and support they received from the community.

“I am so pleased with the results,” said chief Gregson, this has been excellent—I am impressed and very pleased with the quantity of donations from the people of town.”

The Princeton Volunteer Fire Brigade added a $300 donation to assist with the program.

The volunteers said they “enjoyed their day,” and extend their heartfelt thanks to the community for all the tremendous support.

They also extend their very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

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