While he couldn’t give the location, Gordon Hamlyn is thrilled the Corner Brook Firefighters Local 1222 has secured a location for their annual toy drive.
The chairman of the toy drive said the people who have provided the new location don’t want to be named or want recognition for their good deed.
Hamlyn said they now have a nice spot for a number of years, as the size of the space is ideal for their needs.
On Feb. 20, Local 1222 released a notice informing the public that it had recently received a letter from the City of Corner Brook to vacate the “Toy Drive” space at the Civic Centre, and had 60 days to do so.
Hamlyn said since that time a number of businesses have come forward offering space for the toy drive, but most didn’t fit their needs for different reasons.
He said this one was offered in the last day or so free of charge to them and ideal for their needs.
Hamlyn said in the next little while firefighters will talk to the manager of the Civic Centre to have chairs moved so they can get their shelving and the toys they have purchased so far for next Christmas moved out of the Civic Centre and into the new location.
He said everything is good in that regard, but expressed disappointment in nobody from the city contacting them, other than Coun. Linda Chaisson, who called and expressed concern.
Hamyln said that, on a positive note, he is pleased this has all been straightened away and it’s great he can spend his 43rd consecutive year working on the toy drive.