St. Baldrick’s event raises $9,051

Published 11:03 am Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gail Kriseler, in back from left, Lori Cary and Cindy Roberts prepare to shave the heads of Jeff Harper, seated from left, BrYan Fenters and David Rabil during the Third Annual St. Baldrick's event at Fred's restaurant on March 19.


FRANKLIN—The spirit of giving was in full bloom at the third annual St. Baldrick’s event on March 19 at Fred’s restaurant, when a standing-room-only crowd raised $9,051.

Dedicated annually in memory of Casy Rich, the event is coordinated by Scott and Michelle Seddon. The theme is borrowed from St. Patrick’s Day, but the purpose is to support St. Baldrick’s, a foundation that funds research for helping youth with cancer.

Cindy Roberts cuts Matt Cunningham's hair during the St. Baldrick's fundraiser in Franklin.

Those who had their heads shaved to raise money were Jeff Harper, Bobby Holland, Kirk DeLeonardo, David Rabil, Bryan Fenters, Wes Blythe, Bobby Carr, Ben Wallace, Mike Davis, Justin Davis, Eric Edwards, Erick Neave, Tim Lowe, Forrest Hart, Sidney Wilson, Matt Cunningham, Joshua Butts, Noel Horne, Chuck Guynn, Miguel Jiminez and Michael Bradshaw.

Cindy Roberts, Gail Kriseler and Lori Cary of Aesthetics by Naomi shaved participants’ heads. Beards and moustaches disappeared as money was tossed at the feet of each of the men. Kyle Cousins, who was shaved last year, netted $129 not to shave.

Erik Neave and Tim Lowe, both of Franklin, stood on chairs, removed their shirts, hooted, hollered and danced their way to donations of $2,257, but only after getting their heads, eyebrows, underarms and legs shaved.

Disc jockey J.C. Owen of WKJC Entertainment provided music. Bartenders Krystal Bryant, Amanda Rawls and Darla Howell also kept busy.

A diamond ring with a retail value of $1,500, donated by Warren Myers for a raffle, and a 50/50 raffle added to the green.

The night, which started with a free buffet dinner, was sponsored by Bryan Fenters of State Farm Insurance, Stan and Mary Rich of Southampton Antiques, Warren Myers of Liberty Coin, Beverly Myers of City Paint, Fred and David Rabil of Fred’s, Lowes and the Seddons.

Barbara Tatum served as treasurer, Vic and Debbie Story provided the sign and cooking help, Tommy Myers and Ken and Glenda Sterling provided food and cooking help, and Karen Sell and Jeff Harper helped with cooking and setup.

Next year, the plan is to include Locks Of Love, an organization that makes wigs for the children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.