Shave-A-Thon in Carmel a great charitable event

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Tatum stands in the center of the crowd of Shave-A-Thon participants as the barbers crouch in the front row. (Submitted photo)

Tatum stands in the center of the crowd of Shave-A-Thon participants as the barbers crouch in the front row. (Submitted photo)

Commentary by Jason Peek 

Well it was time again for the fifth annual Tatum’s Bags of Fun “Shave-A-Thon” at The Main Street Barber Shop, and man what a hit.

We shaved heads and partied while we raised more than $12,000 for the charity. Tatum’s Bags of Fun makes sure that every child in Indianapolis and outside of the state now get a backpack full of age-appropriate gifts for pediatric cancer.

We started out with a barrel of cold beer from The Pint Room – which is a excellent place – while my favorite local band, “Phone Club,” kicked out the jams.

We ate some City Barbeque (my fav) and Joe’s Butcher Shop provided some almost world famous hot dogs. We finished off the grub with some Jack’s Donuts that were gone by the time I got to them….

All the kids were going nuts and having a blast the whole time while all the while we were raising money for a great cause.

We had a raffle that included a signed Colts football, Mudbugs and Grill 39 gift cards, 4 gift cards from The Kona Grill, plus a grand prize of a room at the Renaissance Hotel.

I would also like to thank Timpe CPAs, attorneys and wealth managers among many others. I personally didn’t deal with them but appreciate their sponsorship.

It was awesome to see these kids smiling, playing and laughing while they encourage each other to do positive work to collect for this charity. And if you didn’t get to attend then I highly suggest that you make it out next year to eat, drink and have fun all the while raising money that puts smiles on the faces of children who go through a lot of pain and hard times.

I would also like to thank all the Main Street Barber Shop customers for generously donating $850 out of pocket and out of love!

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