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Just in time for the
upcoming school year, a barber has decided to trade his haircut services for
a little read from kids. At the Back-to-School Bash in Comiskey Park in
Dubuque, Iowa, Courtney Holmes from Spark Family Hair Salon gave free haircuts
to boys as they read out loud to him.
"I just want to help out the
kids, help out the community and make sure that the kids are able to read a
book and get a nice haircut for school," Holmes told the Telegraph
Herald Online. "It's awesome to listen to them read a story and them tell
me about what they just read. The turnout is great. I've been talking to a lot
of kids. They're happy and glad to have a good haircut going school so I feel
real good about it."
The event was organized to
bring the community together and help families with necessities for school. St.
Mark Youth Enrichment and other partners and nonprofits donated books, bags and
"The idea is to connect
people to people and people to resources," shared Anderson Sainci, who
coordinated the event. "It helps all of us to reach our full potential. It's
important that all kids are prepared and ready to start the school year."
Nine-year-old Tayshawn Kirby
read "Fats, Oils and Sweets" by Carol Parenzan Smalley and shared food pyramid
stories and nutrition facts with Holmes.
An event that promotes
reading and education, while helping kids look and feel ready for the new
academic year is always good in our book.