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Take a little more off the top; Bucks for Baldness Saturday in Clover

Jimmy Crawford (top) opted for the cue-ball look, shaving off all of the hair on his head, including his facial hair, during last year's Bucks for Baldness. Dorey Smith (left) took off a more modest seven inches for Locks of Love during the same event.
Jimmy Crawford (top) opted for the cue-ball look, shaving off all of the hair on his head, including his facial hair, during last year's Bucks for Baldness. Dorey Smith (left) took off a more modest seven inches for Locks of Love during the same event.

CLOVER -- Teresa Haney knows a few things about health scares.

Three years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She's been in remission for the last two years. But her bout with the disease gave birth to Bucks for Baldness, a now annual fundraiser, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

"Everyone up here just got together and started it," Haney said. "People came up and had their heads shaved, and people paid money for it."

Haney tends bar at the Water Tank, a private Club near the corner of Main and Kings Mountain streets in Clover. Owner Jess Reading has opened the club up to everyone the last two years for the event and will do so again this Saturday starting at noon.

Some, like Jimmy Crawford, shaved not only the hair on the tops of their heads, but also their beards, moustaches, even eyebrows. He raised around $600 for his efforts, Haney said.

While a lot of the men went with the "bald is beautiful" motif, several women like Dorey Smith (who also raised about $600) chopped off at least seven inches of hair for Locks of Love, Haney said.

"Last year we raised $6,000," Haney said. "This year we're shooting for $8,000 or more."

While the barbers are busy shearing during the event, guests can enjoy Karaoke, listening to the Grease Monkeys and bidding on auction items - including dates. A raffle will also be held, and food and drinks will be available.

For more information call the Water Tank at 222-0802, or call Amy Moses at 704-913-0154.

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