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Alaska pinata maker now makes coronavirus-shaped models

In this photo provided by Alaska Public Media, Carolina Tolladay Vidal displays custom COVID-19 piñatas in her home in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 14, 2021. After her business ground to almost a halt during the pandemic, she rejuvenated her business by making large, coronavirus shaped piñatas. (Hannah Lies/Alaska Public Media via AP) FX206 FX206

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic began last year, Carolina Tolladay Vidal's pinata business in Alaska went to pieces — and not in a good way for a pinata maker. “Many of the projects I had were moved to other dates,” she told Alaska Public Media last Friday. “Many were canceled.” Tolladay Vidal...

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