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Christmas cheer comes to Shriners Hospital

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Supreme Queen Margaret Ann Risk hands out gifts to patients at Shreveport's Shriners Hospital for Children. Supreme Queen Margaret Ann Risk hands out gifts to patients at Shreveport's Shriners Hospital for Children.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

Some of the children at Shriners Hospital won't get to go home for Christmas so one group tries to make the environment more like home.

The local chapter of Daughters of the Nile threw the hospital a Christmas party Friday.

The international group's supreme queen was in attendance and helped hand out gifts to the children. Other chapters from different states were also on hand, and also help spread some Christmas cheer.

"Just to give them joy, Christmas presents," Janet Palmer, a member of the Daughters of the Nile's Shreveport chapter. "Anything to make it feel more like home because they're here instead of being at home."

Shriners Hospitals are the Daughters of the Nile only philanthropy. Not only do they give money, but the members also to sew blankets and other gifts for the patients.

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