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Teacher offers hair as prize for Relay for Life fundraiser
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A Relay for Life fundraiser went a little hairy at West Elementary when one teacher put her long hair on the line before the last day of school.
“Students sold chain links as a fundraiser for Relay for Life,” said first-grade teacher Alison Maynor. “We do that with McMinnville Electric System.”
Chain links were sold by students for 25 cents each. The links were then hooked together and the chain displayed during Relay for Life at Warren County Middle School. The class that sold the most links earned a special reward from the school.
Maynor says she added an incentive to encourage her students to win.
“I told my students that the one selling the most links for our school’s chain will get to cut my hair,” she said. “The hair would be donated to Locks for Love.”
Maynor’s class sold 679 chain links, with Thomas Shields selling 300 of those and winning control of the scissors.
This is the second time Maynor has allowed her students to cut away for a good cause.
“I let another student cut my hair as a fundraiser many years ago when I taught in Cookeville,” she said. “I just thought it would be a great way to motivate them to raise money for Relay. Also Locks of Love is also a wonderful cause. I decided it was a win-win situation.”
Locks of Love takes donated hair and makes hair pieces for children with medical conditions that causes them to lose their hair.