Commentary by Jason Peek
On May 30, the last day of school, Main Street Barber Shop hosted Ben & Alex’s Shave-A-Thon for Tatum’s Bag’s Of Fun. Tatum’s foundation delivers a backpack with about $350 worth of age-appropriate gifts to every child in Indiana that has cancer, and I believe is working on Cincinnati and St. Louis, too. Please check out her Facebook or web page. It’s quite inspiring how these younglings sweet hearts decided to help others.
We were honored when asked to help and had a great turn out. The goal was to raise $5,000, and the generosity for these beautiful babies turned out $11,138.32 if I’m correct. To watch these kids, friends and family come together and encourage each other was an awesome sight and something to not be missed. Men, kids and four brave ladies let us shave their heads to raise money, and while that was all going on, everyone was enjoying the parking lot with a great DJ who came at the last minute to help.
City BBQ, “O’l Hogjawz personal favorite,” brought brisket, smoked chicken, tater salad and baked beans, and everyone demolished Joe’s Butcher Shop’s “I’m pretty sure” world famous hot dogs. Kona showed up to shave ice for the hot day, and my man Bruce, owner of Old Town Tavern, provided some frosty libations for the adults. “Summer Shandy”
For some barbers who love kids and hate cancer, this was great. With a world that seems to be crumbling apart, I continue to see good people step up to make it better. And for so many people to be so unselfish was breath taking. Friend Main Street Barber shop on Facebook to see some photos and to join in next year for an even better event. Thanks to all the people who make a decision to do good in our world and bless your hearts.