The Larry Himmel Foundation held its Second Annual Back-To-School Haircut event Saturday to help children get ready for school.
Children 18 and under were able to get free haircuts at the California Barber and Beauty College at 5315 El Cajon Boulevard. The event was first come, first serve, and many children came hours before the event just to get a spot in line.
Last year’s event saw more than 125 kids get a haircut in a little over two hours.
On top of the free haircut, IHOP is donating breakfast, the Padres have donated tickets and a few members of the SDSU basketball team will be there to visit with the children as they wait.
"It’s a little thing when you think about it, a haircut, but first of all, if you're starting out school you want to look good,” Miles Himmel, founder of the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation told NBC 7. “And also they've got the back to school supplies here. We were talking, the list [for school supplies that] parents get is expensive. They want textbooks, they want kids to get all sorts of things.”
After the students received their haircuts they went through a line to pick out their free back to school supplies.
For more information, go to the foundation page.
The event is hosted by an organization created in honor of longtime San Diego television broadcaster Larry Himmel. Himmel, who died in 2014, was known by so many for his ability to bring memorable stories about San Diego into our homes.