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February 01, 2017
By Johnny Whitfield
jwhitfield@newsobserver.com

January 30, 2017

 

Jenna Watkins doesn’t like talking about the cancer doctors diagnosed in her when she was just 13 months old.

But the Rand Road Elementary School first-grader had no trouble performing her official duties at Friday night’s St. Baldrick’s event at Garner High School. Now cancer-free for five years, Watkins used a giant plastic sword to “knight” about eight people who have been stalwart supporters of the St. Baldrick’s program.

Then the real fun began. Adults and kids alike took turns sitting in the barber’s chair as volunteer hair cutters, Patricia Wilson Reynolds and Daryl Stuart fired up their clippers and shave the heads of fundraisers who were working to raise just over $10,300 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for children’s cancer research.


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Known at the Brandon Lowery team in honor of the Garner teenager who lost his battle with cancer in 2014, 31 people signed up to have their heads shaved. Each of those who registered in advance had already raised money. More than $8,500 was already in the bank when the event started.

Emcee Randy Strum kept the money rolling in, taking additional donations to keep Stuart and Reynolds from stopping in the middle of a haircut, or to follow through on Declan Newkirk’s wish for a rooster cut. Strum squeezed more money out of the crowd when he asked if the spectators were willing to pay to have Newkirk’s rooster cut trimmed off.


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Known at the Brandon Lowery team in honor of the Garner teenager who lost his battle with cancer in 2014, 31 people signed up to have their heads shaved. Each of those who registered in advance had already raised money. More than $8,500 was already in the bank when the event started.

Emcee Randy Strum kept the money rolling in, taking additional donations to keep Stuart and Reynolds from stopping in the middle of a haircut, or to follow through on Declan Newkirk’s wish for a rooster cut. Strum squeezed more money out of the crowd when he asked if the spectators were willing to pay to have Newkirk’s rooster cut trimmed off.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/garner-cleveland-record/article129568394.html#storylink=cpyKnown at the Brandon Lowery team in honor of the Garner teenager who lost his battle with cancer in 2014, 31 people signed up to have their heads shaved. Each of those who registered in advance had already raised money. More than $8,500 was already in the bank when the event started.

Emcee Randy Strum kept the money rolling in, taking additional donations to keep Stuart and Reynolds from stopping in the middle of a haircut, or to follow through on Declan Newkirk’s wish for a rooster cut. Strum squeezed more money out of the crowd when he asked if the spectators were willing to pay to have Newkirk’s rooster cut trimmed off.

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