Washington couple collects 400,000 cans to pay for wedding
The cans, worth about $3,800, will be used to pay for Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish's July 31 wedding.
Fri, Jun 25 2010 at 3:21 PM
REDUCE, REUSE, GET MARRIED: The couple is continuing to collect cans to pay for their honeymoon. (Photo: Roman Milert/iStockphoto)
A Spokane couple has reached its goal of collecting enough recyclable aluminum cans to pay for their wedding.
Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish estimated they needed to collect 400,000 cans, worth about $3,800, to pay for the July 31 wedding. With the help of a 150,000-can donation from Alcoa and 73,000 cans from United Recycling Services, they have reached the goal.
The couple continues to collect cans, this time to pay for their honeymoon.
They also plan to donate some proceeds to Doctors Without Borders and Rim Country Land Institute.
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