Dinner with Dwight to benefit local barber

An event to honor a Lebanon barber is gearing up to take place next month.
May 28, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Dwight Huddleston cuts hair at his Lebanon barber shop. A benefit will be held June 3 to help raise funds for Huddleston, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.

An event to honor a Lebanon barber is gearing up to take place next month.

Dinner with Dwight is set for June 3 and will be a benefit for Dwight Huddleston, a barber who has been cutting hair in Lebanon for 41 years.

Huddleston has recently suffered a career-ending illness after being diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, and the dinner will serve as a fundraiser to help with medical expenses.

“This is just a good local businessman who had a really bad, unlucky thing happen to him,” said former sheriff Terry Ashe. “He’s cut my hair for 25 years and as the sheriff for many years, if you’ve got a man who’s holding a straight razor to your neck, you want to make sure it’s someone you can trust.”

Ashe said countless friends and clients of Huddleston’s are coming together to put on the dinner.

“We hope with this we’ll be able to raise some funds and help get him through chemo treatments,” Ashe said. “This is just a really unfortunate thing that happened and we’re trying to help.”

The event is set to take place at the James E. Ward Ag. Center Pavilion from 4 until 8 p.m. and will feature food, live music by High Country, an auction and haircuts.

“Where else can you go and enjoy music and food and a small auction and also get a haircut all at once?” Ashe said.

Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at Wilson Bank & Trust, the Lebanon-Wilson Chamber of Commerce, South Maple Street businesses, Ozark Motor Line, the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association, the Wilson County Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office, Elaine’s Restaurant, Dreams Boutique and Lebanon City Hall.

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