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Snowmobile club raises $6,400 for hospice

The Forest Riders Snowmobile Club’s Raffle Ride Committee presents $6,400 raised by area snowmobilers to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care on Monday. Pictured, from left, are Jessica Jensen, Jolene Retz, Lou Eischens, Teresa Etter, Cristin Undem, Sharon Weaver and Kirk Brock. (Submitted photo)

The Forest Riders Snowmobile Club's fifth annual Ride for Hospice raised $6,400 for CHI St. Joseph's Health Hospice Care.

The club's annual event raises funds in honor or in memory of loved ones. All proceeds from a raffle go toward the Hospice's Compassion Fund, benefiting patients and loved ones facing end-of-life issues.

On March 1 and 2, snowmobile riders and groups on the hospice ride could stop at up to 16 participating businesses and purchase a $5 raffle ticket for prizes donated by the businesses. The club itself donated $1,000 in cash prizes for the three drawing winners.