Qualicum Beach town worker Elton Young feeds one of many old Christmas trees through the chipper during the 2016 Kwalikum Secondary School bottle drive and tree chip. The 2018 drive takes place Jan. 6, with all donations and funds raised from the day to go toward the KSS dry grad celebration. — NEWS file photo

Qualicum Beach town worker Elton Young feeds one of many old Christmas trees through the chipper during the 2016 Kwalikum Secondary School bottle drive and tree chip. The 2018 drive takes place Jan. 6, with all donations and funds raised from the day to go toward the KSS dry grad celebration. — NEWS file photo

Kwalikum grad class hosts annual tree, bottle drive

Students, volunteers will chip Christmas trees for dry grad donations

With the end of the holiday season, Kwalikum Secondary students are looking to help with the clean-up while raising funds for Dry Grad 2018.

Students, parents and Town of Qualicum Beach volunteers will go door-to-door through town Saturday, Jan. 6, collecting Christmas trees and empty bottles.

The annual pick-up has historically been well-supported by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the community in general, said parent organizers.

People are asked to leave their discarded trees, along with any bottles or other donations to the grad effort, at the end of their driveway by 8:30 a.m.

Trees can also be dropped off at the town works yard on Berwick Rd.

The annual KSS Christmas tree and bottle drive runs Jan. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact the grad committee with questions, comments or to help with an event at kssgradparent2018@gmail.com.

— NEWS staff

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