09 Cut My CItyFor the fifth year, the Barber Kings of Hope Mills have helped to organize Cut My City, a charitable event aimed at helping the youth of Cumberland County get ready to start another school year. This year’s event is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Crown Coliseum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All Cumberland County residents are welcome.

Chancer McLaughlin, development and planning administrator for the town of Hope Mills, said the mission of the Barber Kings is to instill pride in the young people of the county by providing them with free haircuts to begin the school year.

The Barber Kings have arranged for more than 100 local barbers to be on site at the Crown on Aug. 10 to provide free haircuts for any school-age youngster that shows up, from elementary school all the way to college.

While there is no fee, anyone wanting a haircut needs to register. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Crown, and everyone wanting a haircut needs to be signed up by 1 p.m. at the latest.

Haircuts for boys and hairstyles for girls won’t be the only thing going on at the Crown on Aug. 10.

There will be free gift bags of school supplies for the children, along with free face painting and other activities.

Representatives of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand preparing free hot dogs for the children.

“Everything is free for the kids,’’ McLaughlin. “Nothing will be sold to the children.’’

There will also be a number of service-oriented vendors at the crowd to provide information for both parents and children.

Last year’s Cut My City attracted between 5,000 and 6,000 children and McLaughlin said a bigger crowd is expected this year.

If anyone has questions about this year’s event they can call 910-485-3111 or email cutmycitync@gmail.com.

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