Out and About: Around the county this week
Harmon Killebrew's legacy of work with hospice is alive and well more than two years after his passing away while using hospice services.
A total of 31 buses from all across West Central Minnesota, including Perham, Parker's Prairie, Battle Lake, Ottertail City, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Henning, Ashby and Wadena headed to Target Field for the Harmon Killebrew Day of Hospice at Target Field this past Saturday.
Nearly 1,600 bus riders stopped in Alexandria (below) for a tail-gating party consisting of grilled burgers, chips and water, sponsored by Pete's County Market. All proceeds from the lunch were donated to Lakeland Hospice Foundation.
A few hundred more hospice ticket holders from the Twin Cities met the group at Target Field and sat in the designated hospice section of the upper deck.
Nita Killebrew gave a brief presentation about hospice on the Jumbo-tron during the pre-game show and Dan Gladden drove the Harley Davidson Road King that was to be raffled off later during the game, around the field just before the game started.
A group (bottom left) from Lakeland Hospice and LB Homes, the parent company of Lakeland Hospice, sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game along with Nita and TC Bear, the Twins mascot, for the 7th inning stretch.