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Three VFDs boost successful food drive
Three local volunteer fire departments had a very successful drive in the support the Salvation Army earlier this month.
Qualicum Beach firefighter Barry Blair reported that the Dashwood, Parksville, Qualicum Beach Fire Departments and Arrowsmith Search and Rescue collected a total of 34,622 pounds of food and toys as well as almost $4,800 in cash donations.
“Thanks go out to the residents in the three fire districts for their generosity and to the firefighters and family members of the departments who volunteered their time,” he said. “The generosity and support of several businesses in the area is also greatly appreciated. The Qualicum Beach Fire Department would especially like to thank Quality Foods, Bailey’s in the Village, Dolly’s Home Hardware and Central Home Builders.”