AgNet West, Partners Spread Holiday Cheer at Children’s Hospital

Sabrina General

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AgNet West Farm News Director Sabrina Hill teamed up with KJWL, a sister-station to AgNet West’s Fresno affiliate KFIG, and the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund to bring some Christmas cheer to the young patients at Children’s Hospital Central California.

Russo joins Hill, Lange, and Hill's daughter in this picture at Children's Hospital Central California's play room.

Amy Russo joins Hill, Lange, and Hill’s daughter in this picture at Children’s Hospital Central California.

 

KJWL served as a drop-off location for Hill’s toy drive for the hospital and promoted the drive on-air. The station collected dozens of toys for the kids. KJWL representative Jenna Lange joined Hill and her daughter in delivering the toys. They also did crafts with the children and helped them write letters to Santa.
 

 

 
The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund donated 50 copies of its Farm Grown Magazine for the kids in the hospital. AgNet West is a sponsor of the magazine,

The Fresno Grizzlies donated 50 copies of Farm Grown magazine.

The Fresno Grizzlies donated 50 copies of its Farm Grown magazine.

which encourages reading in school-aged children while showing them the importance of agriculture in our communities.

 

 

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their elf, make a home visit to one special family.

Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their elf, make a home visit to one special family.

For the past few holiday seasons, Hill has served as a local Mrs.Claus, visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and community organizations to hand out gifts along with candy canes and hugs. Her daughter now also volunteers as an elf.
 

 

 
We want to thank Jenna Lange of KJWL, Risa Isard of the Fresno Grizzlies, and Amy Russo of Children’s Hospital Central California for their part in the toy and magazine drive.