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Nearly 20 people showed up Saturday morning to have their hair chopped off and donated to the national non-profit organization Locks of Love. Organizer Dick Kimball embarked on this event after losing his mother and father to cancer and good friend Swede Nelson. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Lots of locks donated for cancer patients

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Park Rapids held its first community hair-cutting event at the American Legion on Saturday.

Area residents donated their hair to Locks of Love, a national non-profit organization. Locks of Love takes hair donations of 10 to 12 inches to use in making wigs, primarily for children who are going through cancer treatments.


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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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