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Local manicures mean nice donation for hospiceBarb Nelson, nail stylist with In Kahoots in Detroit Lakes, attended a volunteer meeting for Hospice of the Red River Valley this spring and came away challenged with the need of support for hospice services in the Detroit Lakes area.


She determined to do something about the need, so she put a sign up in her salon: "Free set of nails when a $20 donation is given to Hospice of the Red River Valley."

Within a very short time, she had raised $500. To her surprise, some of her clients gave even more than the $20 requested.

Nelson was presented with a vase, hand-blown and dated by Jon Offutt. These vases were made available by an anonymous donor to be given as thanks to those who participate in a new giving program at Hospice of the Red River Valley called Gifts of Light.

Nelson's plan was so successful that she plans to repeat it in the future, so she advises clients to watch for the signs. For more information, call her at 846-1723.

For more information on Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Gifts of Light program, call Joy at 844-1716 or visit the hospice office at 1102 W River Road in Detroit Lakes.