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Nutcracker suite: Maderan displays many for holidays

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About 100 nutcrackers in a Madera home are on their last days of display as the holiday season begins to wrap up. The nutcracker collection, which includes about six originals, is owned by Chris Hayes and has been growing since she got the first as a Christmas gift about 25 years ago.

"I liked the way it looked. It intrigued me so I started collecting them," said Hayes.

"Most of them were gifts from family and friends but some of them I did purchase," she said.

Each nutcracker is different -- except for a duplicated set of bears dressed in tuxedos and top hats -- and are varied in sizes, shapes and characters, such as Winnie the Pooh, the Wizard of Oz, a basketball player and a soldier, among others...


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