First Annual Salon-A-Thon

Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2004


  This man got paid $100 to have his hair cut!

This man got paid $100 to have his hair cut!

Saturday, December the 4th, from 9AM to 9PM, the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna was alive with energy and vitality. This wonderful excitement was generated by the 1st annual Salon-A-Thon benefit, hosted by the mall merchants. Sue Gill, owner of Alaska's Hairlines, originated and co-ordinated the event for the purpose of raising funds for our troops overseas.

Extra stations wre set up in the mall's hallway where celebrity-quest stylists and technicians could provide haircuts, manicures, facials, and information about permanent makeup to the public. They generously gave of their time and talent contributing to the success of this event.

Local resident, Fred Sturman offered to donate $100.00 to the cause for the pleasure of cutting hair. He had two brave souls volunteer and Fred gladly paid up!

The event started with the young Marines proudly making the Presentation of Colors. Afterwards they helped where needed which was greatly appreciated.

The sound system and microphone used throughout the day was donated by J.C. Smith's DJ Service.

The wonderful spirit and energy of Emcee/DJ Karen Cowen of KC & the Beat kept the music, games, and activities flowing throughout the mall. Thanks Karenyour help was invaluable.

The auction at noon was a huge success with Jerry Ward graciously giving of his time as the auctioneer.

There was a wishing well for donations and a table with Christmas cards where anyone could write a card to a member of our military.

The children enjoyed playing games, meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus, having their faces painted, and receiving ballon animals.

Lots of giveaways were provided by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine recruiters located in the mall.

A special thanks to all those who donated their time, money, and merchandise for this benefit:

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