A cut above the rest

A Lebanon barber was a cut above the rest Tuesday.
Jun 4, 2014
(Caitlin Rickard • Lebanon Democrat) People of all ages line up to have their haircut at Tuesday’s Dinner with Dwight fundraiser benefitting local barber Dwight Huddleston.

A Lebanon barber was a cut above the rest Tuesday.

Dwight Huddleston, who has been cutting hair in the city for 41 years, was honored with a “Dinner with Dwight” benefit at the James E. Ward Ag Center Pavilion, where hundreds of family, friends and community members came out to show their support.

Huddleston has recently suffered a career ending illness after being diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, and proceeds raised at the fundraiser are set to help with medical expenses.

For the purchase of a $20 ticket to the event, which took place from 4 until 8 p.m., attendees were treated to food, live music from High Country, a live auction and, of course, haircuts.

Representatives from Genesis Career College were on hand to give haircuts.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that while he was there enjoying the festivities he got his haircut, along with former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe.

They weren’t the only ones, however, as the chairs stayed full and the scissors stayed busy throughout the entire evening.

Additionally, items up for auction included handmade quilts, wreaths and pillowcases, as well as paintings, Grand Ole Opry tickets and countless other vouchers, gift cards and entries.

While attendees took in the live music and auction—with some bids reaching upward of $600—they also enjoyed typical cookout grub including everything from hotdogs to hamburgers and all the fixings, along with a giant cake to commemorate the event.

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