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Rice Memorial Hospital Fall Basket donations

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Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jessica Hennen, front, Kelsey Mitzel, center, and Tammie Anderson, back, review the donation baskets Wednesday at the Fall Basket event at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Local organizations and charities are chosen to receive the baskets created by the departments at the hospital.2 / 7
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Ridgewater College Campus Ministry was one of 12 organizations and charities to receive a donation basket Wednesday during the Rice Memorial Hospital Fall Basket event. Twelve different departments at the hospital created baskets for a variety of organizations and charities.3 / 7
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Employees at Rice Memorial Hospital gather Wednesday donations on display in the Garden Court for the Fall Basket event. In total, 12 different departments of the Willmar hospital made baskets for charities. Some of the organizations to receive baskets included Blue Star Mothers, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school nurse's office and Foster Stitches.4 / 7
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Mary Lonneman, Rice hospice nurse, center right, wheels away a charity basket Wednesday while Mike Schramm, Rice Memorial Hospital CEO, reads off other donation baskets during the Fall Basket event at the hospital in Willmar. Every year, departments at Rice create a basket and choose a local charity or organization to receive it.5 / 7
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Krista Hedberg, left, smiles as Mary Lonneman, Rice hospice nurse, presents her with a basket for Foster Stitches during the annual Fall Basket event Wednesday at Rice Memorial Hospital. Hedberg attended the event to accept one of the donations baskets created by the departments at the hospital. According to its Facebook page, Foster Stitches was created to receive clothing donations, shoes and winter gear for foster children living in the Kandiyohi County area. 6 / 7
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Claire Schiller, unit coordinator, from left, and Jesi Halborson, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school nurse, load donations into the back of Schiller's car Wednesday outside Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar while Jan Wrase, administrative assistant, holds onto the wagon used to carry the donations. The hospital conducted its annual Fall Basket event Wednesday when donation baskets created by the hospital departments were presented to local organizations.7 / 7

Rice Memorial Hospital held a Fall Basket event Wednesday in the hospital's Garden Court.

In total, 12 different departments at the hospital created different donation baskets for a variety of different organizations and charities.

The event has grown over the years.

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