Come on down and share your hair!
That’s the message of organizers of the last Shakeoff of 2016, which begins at ten o’clock this morning.
The semi-annual “hair-raising” event is all about “Animals helping Animals” in the lead-up to Winter, organizing committee head Andras Yak says.
“Our goal is simple: We need to raise as much hair as we can to help those who cannot grow an adequate coat but who need to be protected from the harsh elements of the seasons.”
The last few years, Yak says, the two annual events have raised over five tonnes of hair for those in need.
“Our senior residents, in particular, were very grateful for the yield,” Yak says. “And we’re hoping to surpass that this year.”
Also making a return appearance are the on-site groomers, who are offering free, new hairstyles to participants. And, of course, there will be lots and lots of refreshments courtesy of Mikko Tikkeri’s The Feeding Station, Florette’s Fine Edibles, Ants in Your Pantry, The Compost Heap, Clowder, and The Nut Bar.
So, remember: “If you have a coat, share it with those who don’t.”
The Shakeoff runs today from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at locations across The Park