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Cuts for CASA nets funds for child advocates, seniors
Dec 01, 2012 5:00 pm
The Cuts for CASA event, made possible by Glitz and Glamour Hair Salon, successfully raised funds for the Court Appointed Special Advocates and another local program that benefits seniors.
The hair salon offered half of all proceeds from haircuts to charity for a week in November.
“We are thrilled to partner with Glitz and Glamour in this effort,” said Laura Swanson, executive director of Wilson County CASA.
A local sheriff's deputy, Kent Beasley, was in on the fundraiser this year due to losing a "bet" of sorts. Beasley sacrificed his locks for the cause.
"I was born with a lot of hair, and have had a lot of hair all my life," said Beasley. "I was talking with another deputy, this was probably in June. He told me he was gonna grow his hair out. I told him if he did that then I was gonna shave my head. He's grown his hair out, and now I have to shave mine."
Beasley said if he had to lose his hair because he lost the bet, he is happy the money is going to a cause he is passionate about.
The program raised $600 with half the proceeds going to help CASA and the other half going to the SCAN Network, a program through the sheriff's department to aid local seniors in need.