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Local Good News: Into The Lion’s Den

School is now in full swing. And before some Frayser children walked through their school door, they went through the Lion’s Den. It’s local good ne...
Local Good News: In The Lion’s Den

School is now in full swing. And before some Frayser children walked through their school door, they went through the Lion’s Den. It’s local good news.   

The Lion’s Den in Cordova is buzzing. Owners of the barbershop are giving back to the community after being open just six months. They’re giving free haircuts to children and young adults for school. 

“Line up the edges and fade the sides,” said Houston High Senior Sammy Ibraham of his haircut.

“When they first return, they like to have this fresh start, make them feel like they gone do something throughout the school year,” said Keosha Humphrey, an aunt that brought her nephew to the event.

Haircuts weren’t the only things the kiddos were getting while inside the Lion’s Den. They got scissors, pencils, rulers and tablets.

“Kids need school supplies. Some parents can’t afford them. So, we’re just trying to give back,” said Lion’s Den Co-owner Voneca Bolden.

While the children waited their turn to get into the barber’s chair, there were activities for them like drawing boards and watching cartoons. And, the parents even got free financial advice from a local bank.

“It personally makes me feel great because I’m serving a community I grew up in,” said Regions Bank Employee Britney Stokes. 

And giving back earned workers handshakes, finger snaps and a lot of gratitude from tiny patrons.

“I think my haircut looks good,” said First Grader Jamarrus Pruitt.

The owners of the Lion’s Den said more than one hundred children received haircuts. And, they plan on making the free haircuts and school supply giveaway a yearly event.