It will be a hair-raising good time at The Brazil Times' "Clark Kent Super Group" team's Relay For Life Carnival Saturday as two employees take donations to put their precious locks on the chopping block.
Sales Representative John "Deano" Adamson and Staff Reporter Jason "Mouth From The South" Jacobs are both willing to be scalped in exchange for donations to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Adamson will have his head shaved during the carnival, while Jacobs' will get a shave and a haircut during the 12-hour Relay For Life event at the Clay County YMCA 6 p.m.-6 a.m., May 8-9.
"I kind of stuck my foot in my mouth," Adamson said about his scalping. "I was telling everyone Jacobs and the Sports Editor Carey Fox should have their heads shaved when someone said, 'Why aren't you doing it?' And here I am."
While many people have made pledges and want to be present to see him get scalped, Adamson has set a goal of $250 in donations, but he's hoping the total will be higher.
"I think there are enough people out there that want to see me get scalped that the amount will go higher than that," Adamson said. "Don't have much on top, but it's a good cause. It will grow back anyway."
As for Jacobs' 14-inch ponytail and his distinctive beard, he's excited about the "scalping," which is tentatively scheduled to take place at midnight, in the middle of the Clay County YMCA gymnasium during the event.
"Our goal during the pre-event donation period is a total of $200, but I'm really hoping people will come out and make it higher," Jacobs said.
During Saturday's carnival, Jacobs will be taking donations to reach the $200 pre-event goal. To donate after the carnival, people may stop by The Brazil Times office with their contribution or log onto http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MouthFrom... to make a one-time online donation. The person who donates the highest amount will be the opening bid during the Relay For Life Silent Auction May 8.
The two individuals who bid the highest amount during the silent auction will get the right to do the cutting during Relay. One person gets to cut off Jacobs' ponytail, which will also be donated to Locks of Love with their name included as a contributor, and another person will shave off his beard.
The three winners will also receive souvenir pictures of them performing the scalping.
While Jacobs will receive a newer, trimmed look, it's not the first time he's been scalped for a good cause. He donated a ponytail to Locks Of Love in 2004.
"Other than minor trims of dead ends, this will be either my fourth or fifth haircut since 2000," Jacobs said, adding that he doesn't mind having short hair, but prefers his signature long hair and white-streaked beard. "I've had one person tell me I'm going to need a name tag for a few weeks because no one will recognize me."