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Locks of Love nets 114 ponytails

Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s “hair-raising” event on March 13 netted 114 ponytails, many more than the 50 manager partner Craig Smith thought they would get. “To get 114 ponytails is a real testimony to the caring of this community,” he said. The event was done to support Locks of Love, which collects donated hair to be turned into wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.

More than 30 stylists were on hand from the Riverside Hair Academy and Elite Look Productions to cut hair and style the donor’s new look. Alhambra also donated 5% of the day’s ticket sales of Hairspray, its current show, to Locks of Love.

The donors were cheered on by members of the Roar of the Jaguars as well as members of the Professional Cheerleaders Alumni, Inc., a group of former Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders.  Breakfast and lunch were provided to volunteers and stylists and free sandwich cards were given to each donor by the Chick-Fil-A on Hodges and Beach Boulevard.  The event was turned into a party atmosphere when Celebrations Florists brought in a truckload of balloons and decorations.  And FastSigns donated the banners along Beach Boulevard which were responsible for more than one donor that day.

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