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Park Rapids cosmetology students have started an initiative to collect hair and nylons to send to the Gulf of Mexico to soak up oil from the recent spill. Front, from left, Emily Schrupp, Krista Norquist, Katie Miller, Jennifer Mongen and Regina Abrego. Back, from left, Alyssa Kluenenberg, educator Samantha Hyduke, educator Martha LaPointe, Kate Greer and Christine Horsager. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Hosiery, hair collected for oil spill

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Collections of hair and nylons are being taken at Park Avenue School of Cosmetology to be sent to the Gulf of Mexico.

The hosiery and hair is being used to soak up oil from the spill at the Gulf Coast.


"We heard about it from the Association of Cosmetology Schools," said Kristine Walsh, owner of Park Avenue School of Cosmetology. "They put out a call to action and the students here responded."

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Anna Erickson
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