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Collectible Doll Sale Extended in Valley

PALMER, Alaska, (March 21, 2012) — The Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS) doll sale has been extended through Saturday, March 24. The local recycling center hosted a doll sale over the St. Patrick’s Weekend, and the turnout and interest was so good, they decided to continue the sale of collectible old-fashioned, porcelain dolls, doll clothes and doll furniture.  The extended hours are for this week only, weekdays through Friday, March 23 from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and Saturday, March 24 from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at the new recycling facility next to the Mat-Su Central Landfill. 

These are the last few hundred of an original 2,000 dolls that VCRS agreed to take in and find homes for in 2009. Since then there have been several events to get the dolls adopted by local residents. Much of the doll collection is also sold at the Wasilla Senior Center Gift Shop. 

“The money from the sale of the collectibles will be used to keep other resources out of the landfill,” said Mollie Boyer, the VCRS executive director. The sale/adoptions will take place in the upstairs classroom of the new VCRS building, where school classes, scouting groups and civic organizations learn about resource recovery, green buildings and recycling crafts during scheduled field trips and educational events.

VCRS has offered recycling in the Mat-Su since 1998, and the new building makes it possible for more items to be recycled locally.  Visit their website at www.valleyrecycling.org for a list of what can be recycled at VCRS.

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