Firefighters Cory Rudsvick (left)

Firefighters Cory Rudsvick (left)

Toy drive to spread smiles

Members of the Lumby Fire Department will hold a Christmas toy drive at Super A Foods Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lumby firefighters are taking a break from their regular duties to help Santa Claus.

Members of the volunteer department will hold a Christmas toy drive at Super A Foods Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’re always amazed at the tremendous support we receive from the residents of Lumby and area,” said Cory Rudsvick, a firefighter.

“Each year, we receive hundreds of toys and cash donations that go directly to families in need. We receive gifts for all ages, from toddlers to teens.”

The Pythian Sisters, in co-ordination with the Lumby Food Bank, distribute the gifts to families in the Lumby area.

“When we think of those that are less fortunate with Christmas approaching, it really tugs on your heart strings,” said Rudsvick.

“We hope that by doing our small part, we’re able to bring a smile to a child’s face.”