Fill-a-Bus off to a good start

by Lucie Roy

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On Thursday morning students at MCHS were getting ready to fill the town bus with the boxes of food they collected for the Morinville Food Bank. The bus collected from a number of schools and business location throughout the day on Thursday, including MPES, Morinville Christian School, Notre Dame, Putnam & Lawson, Capital Vision Care, Servus Credit Union, Morinville Business Centre, Morinville Chamber Office, Professional Realty, Spiker Equipment, RV City and Frontier Honda.

Last year, the charitable community initiative collected 7,032 pounds of non-perishable food items and roughly $2,610 in cash donations. Although last year was shy of the record set in 2011, organizers are looking to make the tally a great one for the food bank. Thursday’s trip through Morinville collected 3,131 pounds of food and more than $1,500 in donations.

The Fill-A-Bus Campaign continues Friday when the Town bus will be at No Frills from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and at Sobeys from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. In between they will stop at Town hall to pick up donations from Town of Morinville staff.

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Santa poses with RV City employees Jim Findlay, Ross Hodgins, Kelly Lopaschuk, Ernie Silverton and kneeling Jasmine Montpetit-Thorburn. Santa stopped by RV City on Thursday afternoon to pick up items for the Food Bank from the RV City & Frontier Honda Stuff-A-Tent Campaign. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Santa accepted a $1500 cheque on behalf of the Morinville Food Bank on Thursday afternoon from Lorry Spiker and Daryl Wolfram of Spiker Equipment. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Morinville Christian School students gather their donations to the cause.

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