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Alison Geiger of Alilu Studios in Willmar puts together some of the designer decorated Christmas trees which will be auctioned off during during this year's annual Rice Foundation Festival. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Volunteers find satisfaction in helping with holiday festival


By the time the Rice Health Foundation's annual holiday festival next weekend is over and done with, more than 100 volunteers will have been involved in everything from handing out programs to enlisting corporate sponsors.

This year's festival will be held Nov. 13 and 14 at the Willmar Conference Center and Holiday Inn. It is the Rice Health Foundation's main fund-raising effort of the year. Organizers hope to raise $75,000 to support the Grief Center at Rice Memorial Hospital.

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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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