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Back to school bash a cut above

brantin@ thestate.com (803) 771-8306August 15, 2013 

— RANTIN: Back to school bash a cut above

School doors will be opening soon and area youngsters are being given the chance to go back in style.

Free hair cuts and styles will be offered to area school students this Saturday when Hot 103.9 FM and Authentic Artistry present the annual Hot Cuts Back to School Bash.

The event will run from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at Authentic Artistry Salon, 7382-A Two Notch Road, and the first 103 students to arrive will receive the free cuts and styles. Boys will get hair cuts and girls will receive a wash and set with a hair style.

Free school supplies and concessions also will be given away, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will provide free fingerprint IDs, safety information and more.

School identification cards are required for high school students but not for middle and elementary school students.

A therapeutic yard sale

Riverside Community Church and area residents are holding a yard sale Saturday to raise funds for a member recovering from a stroke.

Thirty-six-year-old Ben Speece of Earlewood is taking educational therapy to restore brain function lost in a stroke several years ago.

Saturday’s yard sale will run from 7:30 a.m.-noon at 2114 Wallace St., Columbia.

Clothes, household items, furniture, appliances, electronics and other items will be on sale and Speece will be present. The church also will serve drinks.

For more information, contact Dorothy Moore at (803) 603-1131.

A kick start to philanthropy

The United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society will launch another year of philanthropy Thursday during The Sketchiest Party in Town event.

The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. at 701 Whaley.

The event is designed to raise awareness of the Young Leaders Society as a philanthropic and networking organization for young professionals in the Midlands and to collect art supplies to benefit the children in residence at St. Lawrence Place, a Midlands shelter that helps families transition to permanent housing.

Young Leaders Society members have collectively contributed more than $2 million to the community since the group was formed five years ago.

Thursday’s event is open to the public and all established and emerging young leaders in the community are invited to attend.

Admission is $15 for the public and $10 for YLS members. Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance at www.yls midlands.com/events.

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