Detour Cut-a-thon for Education
Aug
6
8:00am 8:00am

Detour Cut-a-thon for Education

Salon helps raise funds for Anderson Education Foundation with cut-a-thon

BY REBECCA R. BIBBS

THE HERALD BULLETIN

ANDERSON – Max Majeski, 2 ½, sat patiently on the lap of his mother, Kimberly Majeski, in the beauty chair outside Detour Salon & Style as Ashley Benefiel clipped his spiky hair.

Another child receiving a haircut nearby wailed, but Max was oblivious, later jumping off his mother’s lap to model his new haircut.

“We love Detour and thought this was a great gift to the community,” Kimberly Majeski said.

Owner J.B. Shelton said she recently brainstormed with Diane Airhart, a member of the Anderson Education Foundation boardof directors, on a way to raise money. The inaugural cut-athon Sunday at the Salon, 1863 E. 53rd St., was the solution.

“It’s not a type of event we have in this community for our kids for when they go back to school,” she said.

Shelton moved the seating and other booth equipment outside to the side of the building and set up a bounce house, information booths and a silent auction in the parking lot. Officials from the Salvation Army were there to give away backpacks.

Though she anticipated providing 150 haircuts,Shelton said she still hoped to raise about $500 with the 100 haircuts she and her stylists did complete.

She said she already is planning next year’s event.

Anderson Education Foundation Executive Director Kay Bale said she was thrilled with the effort. Thefoundation sponsors classroom projects for Anderson Community Schools teachers.

“We are just honored that J.B. selected us to be the recipient of all this good will,” she said. “I’m sure we will be able to fund more grants because of it.”

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