Happy birthday, Barbie

Published 8:48 am Friday, March 10, 2017

In celebration of the Barbie doll’s 57th birthday on Thursday, McDowell Place of Danville displayed a collection of more than 80 Barbie and Ken dolls for residents to enjoy. The dolls were brought in by Bruce Chute, pastor of Third Street Methodist Church and  occasionally plays piano during residents’ lunch times. The dolls actually belong to Chute’s daughter, Rhoda Cooper, formerly of Danville, who now lives in Virginia.


Margaret Adkinson, left, and Martha Selby admire the 2007 Holiday Barbie, still in its original box.

2007 Holiday Barbie

Margaret Adkinson admires the 2007 Holiday Barbie.

Hollywood Hair Barbie Ken doll still in the original box, has a price tag of $7.99. The box advertises, “Make magic stars appear in his hair!”