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'Scalping Party' set for Relay For Life

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Times Staff Reporter Jason Jacobs will be selling raffle tickets for a "Scalping Party, which will take place following the Luminaria during the 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life May 14. [Order this photo]
It's not often one snip of the scissors benefits two charitable organizations.

However, on May 14, it will.

Brazil Times' Staff Reporter Jason Jacobs will conduct a "Scalping Party" during the 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, which takes place May 14-15, at the YMCA of Clay County.

Similar to 2009, when Jacobs promoted "Scalp the Mouth from the South," some lucky individuals will be able to lop off his locks.

"I'm doing things differently this year," he said. "Starting Wednesday, I will be selling raffle tickets to get more people involved, and once again, my hair will be donated to Locks of Love."

Jacobs said the night of event, his hair will be split up into at least eight ponytails for people to take a snip at.

"Each person drawn that night will get to cut off one of the ponytails, almost similar to cutting down the nets at the Final Four," Jacobs said. "Then a final name will be drawn to finish off the job."

Unlike 2009, when Jacobs only cut his hair short, he said this time around, he will be in "Kojak" mode after the "scalping."

"I might have to make sure I have a sucker nearby to give the full effect," Jacobs said jokingly. "It's all going to be gone this time."

He added the plan is to conduct the scalping party immediately after the Luminaria ceremony during the Relay event, which read ACS Relay For Life Chairperson Carrol Evans said will be at 9 p.m.

"In 2009, the theme for Relay was, 'Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back,'" Jacobs said. "Even though the theme is different this year, I am kind of taking that one to heart. Before the Luminaria, we celebrate those who are cancer survivors, then we remember those who lost their battle with the Luminaria, and I hope to make the scalping representative of fighting back with so many people working toward a common goal, which just so happens to be shaving my head."

Raffle tickets for the scalping of Jacobs' hair, which he said his ponytail is about 12-inches long right now, will be sold for $1 apiece or six for $5, starting Wednesday through May 14 during the Relay event, approximately one hour prior to the scalping.

Tickets may be purchased at The Times' office during weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as during The Brazil Times' Carnival, which is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in front of the Elks' Lodge, 19 S. Sherfey St., Brazil.

"I also intend to have some raffle tickets when I am out and about, so if someone is interested in purchasing a ticket, they shouldn't hesitate to ask," Jacobs said. "Plus, obviously with an event like this, the individuals must be present during Relay in order to win. Those who do win will also be included as contributors for the donation to Locks of Love. Not only will this benefit research for a cure for cancer, but also help out another worthy organization as well."

For more information about the raffle tickets, contact Jacobs at The Times' office at 446-2216 Ext. 233, or at bigjake9160@yahoo.com.

For more information about how to participate in the 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society Relay For Life, log onto the local Relay website http://www.relayforlife.org/claycountyin, the event Facebook page (Clay County Relay) or read blog "Updates for Relay" at www.thebraziltimes.com.


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LOL...Jason,I must say...and this is from a friend...so don't take this wrong...but you rock the pigtails!!!

-- Posted by RickS on Sun, Apr 10, 2011, at 9:26 PM

The next contestant for extreme makeover, geez.

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 3:03 AM

It's for a good cause. Good Luck Jason hope you are able to raise a lot for your charity. If I had hair, I'd try it too.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 9:10 AM

Thanks, Jason for doing this to benefit two good causes.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 9:55 AM

Jason, good job. Wish I'd thought of that before I cut mine all off. I do mine once a year at a private party celebrating spring. Would Locks of Love want grey hair?

-- Posted by Baldgranny on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 12:55 PM


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