Great ‘village’ helped make event successful

There is a saying that “It takes a village.”

I would like to acknowledge all of the volunteers from our “village” and beyond who stepped up on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to provide 81 haircuts, manicures, massages, arts and crafts, limo rides, lunch, face painting, makeup and more to students from Alpena Public Schools. The lunch was donated by and prepared for the students by multiple businesses and individuals in our area. A personal care bag was filled with goodies for the student to take with them. These items came in from all over Northeast Michigan. Local volunteers, and there were many, worked diligently for months prior to prepare for the second annual Salons Unite held at Harborside Center in Alpena. The day of the Cut A Thon was a culmination of efforts that inspired and created a magical day for the students. Our goal is to improve self esteem, confidence and an over sense of well being. It worked. The list of businesses and individuals who participated exceeds 100. Credit is not due to one or two people but to every person who helped make this event possible. We are looking forward to a third year and beyond. With your support, it is possible. The need is great, but the village is greater.

Cindy Straley

Salons Unite Coordinator