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Free haircuts and dental screenings for students during 'Back to School' rally in Cleveland

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 07:55:29-04

CLEVELAND — Before heading back to school, children can get free haircuts during Cleveland's Annual Central Neighborhood "Back to School Rally" on Monday.

Organized by the Friendly Inn Settlement, in partnership with the Urban Barber Association, barbers are determined to break the record of 63 haircuts during the event, which runs from 12 to 4 p.m. at 2386 Unwin Road in Cleveland.

“The free haircut is bait to get the child in the chair, that is when we get to pour seeds of positivity in their minds. We make sure to tell them things like they are smart and we are proud of them. We want them to go into the new school year looking good but more importantly feeling good” says TUBA community relations director Karyn Alexis.

Along with haircuts, there will be free lunch, school supplies, hair braiding for girls, dental screenings and physicals.

The annual event is a big hit for parents and students before the school year.