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Chop Around The Clock to raise money for McDonald House

Event is in its 25th year

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:46 a.m. CDT
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Craig Foltos of Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, 7 E. Wilson St., Batavia, will hold his 25th annual Chop Around The Clock event starting at 4 p.m. today. The event, which raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, will continue through 4 p.m. Saturday.

BATAVIA – Craig Foltos will clip hair for 24 hours straight this weekend for a good cause.

For the 25th year, Foltos, who owns Foltos Tonsorial Parlor in downtown Batavia, will cut hair and donate the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana as part of Chop Around the Clock.

After 25 years, Foltos said he still enjoys putting on the event.

"You know it is the right thing to do," Foltos said.

Last year, the event raised $12,000, and this year, he hopes to raise $25,000 in honor of it being the 25th year of the event. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home for families of seriously ill children who receive treatment at nearby hospitals. There are several Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicago area.

Foltos volunteers every month at a Ronald McDonald House and cuts hair for the families and patients who are there.

From 4 p.m. today to 4 p.m. Saturday, Foltos and his staff will cut hair on the sidewalk in front of his shop at 7 E. Wilson St., Batavia. Besides hair cutting, Chop Around the Clock will feature activities such as face painting, balloon blowing and music throughout the 24 hours.

"I love seeing people help out," Foltos said. "I love seeing people get involved."

Chop Around the Clock

Today

4 to 5 p.m. – Haircuts, food and balloons

5 to 6 p.m. – Tacos, hot dogs and more

6 p.m. – Live music

6:30 p.m. – A visit by Ronald McDonald and kids' games

7 p.m. – Kids’ games, and Ronald McDonald makes a guest appearance.

8 to 11 p.m. – World’s longest conga line, balloons, bingo, dancing, music, kids’ games and more.

11 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday – Music, stories, late-night haircuts.

Saturday

8 a.m. – Bring breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Live music and kids’ games

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Face painting, music, more food and haircuts

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