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Shave a sheriff, chief of police or a local politician for Hope House

Hayden Torpey, Rep. Noel Torpey, Nick Swearngin, Rep Mike Cierport, Rick Roeber, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp, Aaron Goff, KC Police Credit Union and Greenwood Chief of Police Robert Leslie, Anna Huff, Taylor Scott and Mike Talboy (inset) will auction the right to shave their heads on Saturday, March 10. Submitted photo.

You will be able to if you are the highest bidder on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in downtown Lee’s Summit.

John’s Barber Shop will be holding their annual Hair Razing and Silent Auction to benefit Hope House, a shelter for abused women and families again this year.

The event has out grown the Barber Shop location and Nick Swearngin, owner, has announced the event will instead be held at IAFF Local 2195, the Lee’s Summit Fire Fighter Association building. Start bidding on the Silent Auction items at 10 a.m.

The newest candidates to be in the elite circle called “Lee’s Summit Bald Eagles” will be Jackson County’s Sheriff Mike Sharp; Greenwood Chief of Police Robert Leslie; Aaron Goff, President/CEO of the K.C. Police Credit Union; Rep. Noel Torpey and his son, 10-year-old Hayden, who is in the fourth grade at Sycamore Hill Elementary; Rep. Mike Cierpiot; Lee’s Summit resident Rick Roeber (Barefoot Rick); Rep. Mike Talboy, Democrat Minority Floor Leader.

But the most poignant group are the three generations of Lee’s Summit women. Anna Huff is a 911 dispatcher for the Central Jackson County Fire Department. Anna recently began her battle with cancer by having a double mastectomy. Ironically, her first chemotherapy treatment is scheduled for the day before Hair Razing. Joining her to show their support of both Anna and Hope House are her aunt Peggy Martin, a three-year cancer survivor, and Anna’s granddaughter, 11-year-old Taylor Scott, a student at Meadow Lane Elementary.

You may remember Nick Swearngin walking around downtown Lee’s Summit, at his church or at the Maverick’s game looking like cotton candy with his dyed pink hair and beard last year. Well, Josh, a fellow barber, has started bidding, and Swearngin has agreed to have Donna Knight, owner/stylist of Ray’s Beauty Shop dye his hair Hope House Blue at 1:00 p.m, Saturday, March 3rd.

Officer Wiesemann has a group walking in the Downtown Lee’s Summit Emerald Isle parade prior to Hair Razing to show Hope House victims that they have the support of the community and also support the fundraiser. So grab your green, your signs and your walking shoes and join the group in the parking lot of Lee’s Summit High School at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Hope House is a fantastic organization, and the more you know about them, the more your heart longs to help them,” Swearingin said. “I am grateful to the entire Kansas City metro area and especially Lee’s Summit for embracing the Hair Razing for Hope House. LS Police Officer Mark Wiesemann and Linda Ahern, have been a major force in this effort this year.”

If you would like to help either by donating to the silent auction or by donating some money, you can send it to John’s Barber Shop, c/o Nick Swearngin, 217 SE Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Please make checks payable to Hope House.

Don’t forget to stop in at the IAFF Local 2195 – Lee’s Summit Fire Fighter Association building, 322 S.E. Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit. The silent auction will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. The Hair Razing Auction will begin at 2 p.m. You will actually be able to shave our Jackson County Sheriff, Chief of Police, a Politician or support one of our honorable ladies – that is, if you are the lucky highest bidder.

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