by Dave Preston
A decades-long tradition will continue this evening as members of the Peachland Fire and Rescue Brigade take to the streets with the lights and sounds of Christmas.
While Peachlanders all across town make last minute preparations for tomorrow’s big day or relax with family and friends, firefighters will be busy decorating their trucks for their annual trek to ring in the arrival of Christmas.
“It’s a Peachland tradition that’s been going on for 30 years,” said Fire Chief Grant Topham.
Firefighters will gather at the fire hall on Third Street to decorate their trucks with Christmas lights at about 5 p.m. By 6 p.m., the trucks will roll out of the hall to begin their journey up and down most Peachland streets.
From far off, the sounds of Christmas carols will be heard, emanating from the brightly decorated fire trucks. As usual, retired chief Don Wilson will take care of playing the music, which is broadcast to each truck, according to Topham.
“The firefighters and staff of Peachland Fire and Rescue Service wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season,” said Topham.