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Gala is this weekend

The Rice Health Foundation will host its annual holiday gala this weekend at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center. The gala dinner and auction are Friday, starting with hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction at 6 p.m. and dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Most of the tickets have already been sold, but guests can get their name on a waiting list by calling the 320-31-4141. Tickets are $60 each. A luncheon and table setting review is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door on Saturday. Tickets for the review only are $5 each.

This is the Rice Health Foundation's 14th annual holiday festival. This year's theme, "Wonderland Ball," is inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." For more information, call 231-4141 or visit

Anne Polta

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