Heads shaved in support of Mini Thon

| January 9, 2014

High school students have raised $10,000 (and counting) for the first-ever Mini Thon at Solanco, surpassing their initial fundraising goal of $6,000, and as promised, high school staff have had their heads shaved.
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Enjoy these “before and after” photos. In the first photo, just prior to their hair cuts during morning announcements, are assistant high school principal Michael DelPriore, hall monitor Joni Rogan and secretary Sandra Glackin.

The next photo is the “after” photo.


High School - Mini Thon hair cuts 3WEBThe hair cuts were performed by Danielle Bowers and Gabby Lewis from Family Heirloom.

The next photo shows Joni Rogan and Sandra Glackin sharing a laugh as their heads are carefully shorn.

The Mini Thon will be held at the high school from 7 p.m. on Friday, February 7 to 7 a.m. Saturday, February 8. All-night activities will include dancing, a “battle of the bands,” karaoke, a cupcake decorating contest, bobbing for apples, face painting, a scavenger hunt, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, and scooter races, all to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

The Mini Thon is being organized by representatives from the National Honor Society, Varsity, Ophelia and other clubs at the high school and is being chaired by the junior class (Class of 2015). Class advisor and high school math teacher Brenda Lloyd said high school students interested in attending pay a $10 registration fee, and each student is also asked to raise $35 in donations. Solanco middle school students are invited to participate in the Mini Thon from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 7; their admission is $10 and they are asked to raise $25 in donations.

High School - Mini Thon hair cuts 2Hot dogs, chips, ice cream and refreshments will be available. Lloyd said high school students will be on their feet and active for 12 hours in recognition of the struggles confronting children with cancer.

Several children from Solanco and throughout Lancaster County who have received care through the Four Diamonds Fund will attend the Mini Thon.

Students may also participate in “Lock of Love” where they can have their hair cut for free with the hair being donated to help make wigs for cancer patients. The public is invited to the high school to observe Mini Thon activities from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday; a small donation will be requested for admittance. At 10:30 p.m., there will be a luminary remembrance as Mini Thon participants will line the high school sidewalks with luminaries in memory of those who have died of cancer. Parents and other attendees can purchase luminaries for $5 and participate in the ceremony.

Solanco FFA students will prepare breakfast which will be served to Mini Thon participants at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. Breakfast will be followed by a final countdown and an announcement of how much money was raised by the Mini Thon. Anyone with questions about the Mini Thon can
email teacher Brenda Lloyd.



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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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