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Christmas Light Trucks collecting food and funds around valley

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The Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks are on a roll.

The Pilon Tool Rentals trucks are cruising around the valley, spreading Christmas cheer and picking up donations along the way. 

This year, the food-and-fundraiser benefits the Comox Valley Food Bank and the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation.

“This is the first year that they’re doing it with us and we’re so happy that they’re doing it,” said the foundation’s executive director, Colt Long.

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Decked  out in Christmas lights, the trucks travel around the Comox Valley and are impossible to miss.

Billy Brimacombe is behind the wheel of one of them.

“We’ve got the lights, music, and we’re collecting food donations for the food bank and cash donations for the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation,” Brimacombe said.

“If you come wandering out, I’ll stop, and pick up whatever you’ve got, and carry on.”

Brimacombe said the response this year has been really good: “A fair amount of donations started rolling in, and then we had a company in the valley challenge some other companies to step up and we had 10 in one day, come forward. I think we’re a little over three grand (in donations) now.”

The food will be delivered to the local food bank on Dec. 20.

“And then we’ll keep driving around the truck (until) the 23rd, 24th (of December), we’ll see,” Brimacombe said. “Kinda depends on the weather, what it does.”

Brimacombe said it’s an amazing experience.

“It’s a riot, seeing everyone come running out,” he said. “It’s lots of fun.”

From 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight, they’ll be at parked in Crown Isle for the 5th annual Holiday Resort Walk.

They’ll be cruising around Comox tomorrow. 

For more on the trucks and their schedule, visit their Facebook page.

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