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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane couple trying to pay for their wedding by recycling 400,000 cans has found Alcoa can help.
     
The company says it will donate 150,000 cans to Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish. The Spokesman-Review says that gives them about 260,000 cans, 65 percent of their goal.
     
Parrish says the worldwide response to their can-do wedding is better than they could have hoped for.
     
The couple plan to be married July 31.

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Couple hopes to finance wedding with cans

The Northwest is known for it's natural beauty and support of the environment, so it shouldn't be a surprise that a Spokane couple is holding a recycling drive.  What is surprising is what they plan to do with the proceeds.

Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish plan to collect $4,000 dollars worth of aluminum cans to pay for the wedding. The couple got engaged in October.

Since then, they've collected 16,000 cans, about four percent of the total they need.

"It's one of those ideas that slaps you in the head at 1 in the morning," said Parrish.

Parrish's fiancé has been collecting aluminum for years. Peter Geyer melts the metal in his backyard and uses the material for sculptures. Using some of the material for their wedding will help clear some of the "clutter" from their garage and protect the planet.

"Yeah, I won't say I was sad to get rid of the 80 pounds of aluminum that was stored in our garage," said Parrish. "Our real focus is mother Earth. It's our mother earth, she's the only one we've got, she supports us we might as well support her." >>Continue reading

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