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members of the lakes area parrot heads having been handing out teddy bears to hosptial patients and nursing home residents for eight years. It's a Christmas Day tradition the group has, sharing the warmth of the holidays.

Parrot Heads gives fuzzy friends

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For the past eight years, members of the Lakes Area Parrot Heads have spent each Christmas Day distributing teddy bears to hospital patients and nursing home residents in Detroit Lakes.


"We meet at 11 a.m. at the west entrance of the Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital," said Parrot Heads president Jim Brogren. "We hand out hundreds of teddy bears to patients in the hospital, and residents of Oak Crossing and Emmanuel nursing homes."

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Vicki Gerdes
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