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Van Geystel to teach cosmetology trade in Cambodia


Aly Van Geystel checks silent auction bid sheets at a fund raiser for her to help human trafficking victims in Cambodia. - Cassandra Gleason photo

Aly Van Geystel, a cosmetologist at Main Street Salon in Grand Coulee, will be traveling to Cambodia for the month of May to help teach the trade of cosmetology to former victims of human trafficking.

The Grand Coulee Eagles Lodge helped raise funds for the cause at a March 30 spaghetti dinner, which included a silent auction of items. The spaghetti feed, combined with a yard sale Van Geystel held, raised about $2,500 she said.

"A huge thanks to the Eagles," said Van Geystel, who said community businesses donated to help make the event a success, such as gift certificates and wine from Th...

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