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Ace helps Minnesota recycle holidays

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Ace Hardware stores throughout Minnesota are participating in a holiday light recycling program being run by the Recycling Association of Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.

The program, called Recycle Your Holidays, helped to collect more than 100,000 pounds of old holiday lights last year with the help of Ace dealers and other partners. This year, the goal is to double that number, according to the Recycling Association’s website.

Minnesota residents can log onto recycleyourholidays.com to find locations and directions to their nearest drop-off points.

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True Value announces Design SOS winner

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A Gettysburg, Pa., resident will be receiving a $2,500 bathroom makeover, thanks to a True Value promotion.

The company recently awarded the grand prize of its “Design SOS: Friend to the Rescue” contest to a contestant identified as “Marian P.,” after her design-challenged “1940s Bathroom” received the most votes on StartRightStartHere.com.

“I’m ready to get to work on this bathroom with the help of True Value,” said Marian in her SOS video.

Marian will receive not only the cash to use at her local True Value Hardware store, but an in-person consultation with a True Value expert to get her bathroom made over.

“The pink plastic tiles are beginning to erode, the original “builder-grade” fixtures are beyond outdated, and the “window to nowhere” makes her bathroom a true decorating disaster,” the company said in a release.

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Lynchburg True Value expands

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Virginia-based Lynchburg True Value has more than doubled its square footage and is set to finish it’s renovation by the end of November, according to the News & Advance.

Owner of the home and garden store Chris Overstreet said the renovation is so expansive, customers who visit the store after the makeover won’t recognize it, according to the article.

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