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Anna’s Bananas employees loaded hundreds of Easter baskets into a busy for delivery last week. The four Anna’s Bananas locations collected nearly 500 baskets for kids at Children’s Hospital.

Farmington business drive brings in a bounty of baskets

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Great ideas don’t always happen during normal business hours. Just ask Anna Achtenberg, owner of Anna’s Bananas in Farmington. Or ask the kids at Children’s Hospital, for that matter.


In just nine days, the four Anna’s Bananas Daycare locations collected nearly 500 Easter baskets for kids receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital. The baskets were delivered Thursday, April 17.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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