Volunteers tidied up the area around the classic CN train station in Fort Langley on Saturday, Dec. 4, and prettied up the station with Christmas lights.
Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event happened to fall on the first day that snow fell in Langley, but it didn’t deter the 60 people who showed up to collecting 450 pounds of litter and raising $140 for the Langley Food Bank, said Bryan Miller, founder of Your Local Community.
“With the weather being what it was it ended up being a pretty good turn out of volunteers,” Miller remarked.
Station manager Helen Williams described her reaction as “delighted.”
“The lights were not only purchased by these organizations (CUPE and YLC), but both supplied the volunteers to install energy efficient lights in the garden, and on the station’s roofline Saturday morning, despite the rain.”
Garden lights will be removed after the New Year however “the depot will shine bright throughout the year using a fraction of electricity,” Williams explained.
“We look forward to partnering with YLC’s community clean-up events and encouraging others to respect Langley’s built and natural heritage,” Williams added.
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