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Pearl McPhail, from left, Jackie Hinderks and Agnes Hanson apply icing to holiday cookies Monday at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Volunteers joined the residents of the nursing home as part of a United Way of West Central Minnesota initiative to promote community involvement among emerging young leaders. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Community volunteers help Rice Care Center residents decorate cookies for holiday season

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WILLMAR - Hands young and old spread colorful icing on holiday cookies Monday at the Rice Care Center. Trays quickly filled with dozens of star- and cloud-shaped cookies frosted in blue, green, pink and yellow and dusted with sprinkles. For volunteers and nursing home residents, it was an occasion to savor a favorite Christmas tradition together.


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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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