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Hair Raisin’ Fundraiser to help Rotary Club of San Marcos

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Among the many people who didn’t cut their hair in 2020 because of COVID-19, San Marcos resident Peter Baen let his hair grow and grow. It grew to the point where people started offering to pay for his haircut. Out of those offers came an idea. Why not raise money for the Rotary Club of San Marcos by auctioning off the right to choose Baen’s new hair style?

Suggestions for hair styles include: shaved, mohawk, friar tuck, no cut — leave him shaggy, Shave a company’s logo into his hair, or dye his hair in rainbow colors

The most money for a particular hairstyle wins. Donations are tax deductible if donors identify themselves and provide contact information. The winning haircut will be announced at the Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. That is also the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of San Marcos.

Premier Cuts' Brian Olson has agreed to send hairstylist Velma Villalongin for something, nothing, or a start on something that will need true studio time to complete.

What becomes of the donations? All of the money raised will be sent to the Rotary Foundation End Polio Now Fund. Gifts will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. The goal is to raise $3,000 which would result in a $6,000 match from Gates. Each vaccination for a child costs 60 cents, so this fundraiser will pay for 15,000 children to be vaccinated by the Rotary Foundation. Over the years, Rotary has vaccinated more than 2 billion children against polio.

There is a GoFundMe account for this fundraiser that permits donors to use credit cards and vote for a haircut at the same time: The name of the GoFundMe account is Hair-Raisin' & Foundation Fundraisin.’” Gifts can also be mailed to the Rotary Club of San Marcos, PO Box 581, San Marcos 78667. Indicate with the check the style of haircut that is favored for Peter Baen. Emails can be sent to

Submitted by Rotary Club of San Marcos

San Marcos Record

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