Round-up: A Close Shave for Legion 219

Top Three: Close Shave Event

Three of our members are sporting new "do's": they've had their heads shaved at Creek Daze for our "Close Shave for Legion 219" fundraising event. Audience support was overwhelming as they witnessed the locks fall onstage at precisely 2:19 pm. It was a bittersweet moment for all three as they raised awareness and funds, and gained the respect of fellow Team 219ers.

Gail Bland (our bartender), Medina Thorsteinson (our chef), and Robbie Awford were among eight candidates who put their heads on the line and were the top three earners. The event raised just over $1700 altogether, with Medina in the lead ($603), Gail second ($597) and Robbie third with a serendipitous $219 raised. The remainder of the donations were raised in support of the other five candidates. Fundraising took place over three weeks leading up to Creek Daze, with donors contributing at the branch, online, and directly to the candidates.

"It was pretty surreal seeing all those cameras and smartphones all pointed at us", laughed Gail Bland. Indeed there was a sea of smiling faces as the crowd moved in closer to get a good view of the proceedings with three clippers going at once, brandished by local hair stylists MIshelle Ross-Bridges of Dorado Beauty Bar, Jodie of Bella Creek Hair Studio, and volunteer Arwen McDonald.

All of us at R.C. Legion 219 give our heartfelt thanks to the participants for their enthusiasm and whole-hearted support of our Little Legion. We think they look amazing as they continue to raise awareness with their new looks.