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"Girls Night Out - Shopping4Steph" event held in Donovan Hall

A benefit event for Stephanie Larson was be held on Friday, Nov. 18 at Donovan Hall (inside Pizza Ranch) in Wadena from 6-9 p.m. "Girls Night Out - Shopping4Steph" featured more than 20 different vendors selling items from jewelry to food and everything in between. Each vendor donated a large percentage of their profits to the "Strength for Steph" fund.

Steph Larson, 32, of Wadena became critically ill on Oct. 22 and has been hospitalized at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She has undergone numerous heart surgeries in the past weeks and her recovery will be a long and difficult process. The money raised will go to Steph and her husband, Jesse, to offset the cost of medical bills and expenses incurred during this time. Monetary donations can also be sent to: STRENGTH FOR STEPH FUND, c/o Mid Central Federal Saving Bank, PO Box 152, Wadena MN 56482.