IRON MOUNTAIN -For the first time ever The D.A.M. Photographer is giving away free Christmas photos and haircuts for children. Grateful for all the good in her own life, Debbie McKenzie, owner of Salon 323 and The D.A.M. Photographer businesses in downtown Iron Mountain, decided to do something great and give back this year.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 Salon 323 will be hosting an amazing event offering free haircuts and Christmas photos to all children 18 and under. Stylists from Salon 323, Hairlines, Westwood Salon, Trend Setters and Joan Demerse will be on hand giving out haircuts as photographers Geoffery Cook of Cook Photography, Guadalupe Dove of G Dove Photography, Chelsey Rose Photography, Matt McKindles, Theresa Peterson and The D.A.M. Photographer will be taking photos. The photographers will shoot photos of the children and CD's of the images will be given to participants.
The event will be run on a first come, first serve, basis with handicapped children being sent to the front of the line.
"I would like let everyone know that we will have accommodations for all families with handicap children. We will have a place set up for pictures downstairs, so that you will not have to go up any stairs and you will be brought to the front of the line immediately when you arrive," said McKenzie
If you are in line by 2 p.m. you will be guaranteed a picture and/or haircut. "In the best interest of trying to make sure we can do as many photos as possible, we will be taking the next person in line at the available spot with the available photographer, therefor, you will not be able to choose the setting you get. This will help us speed things along so that we can accommodate as many people as possible in the time we have," said McKenzie
The event is completely free of charge, but if you bring in a canned good you will receive a chance to win a prize. The amount of canned food items equals the amount of chances you get to win. Many prizes have been donated by local business and hundreds of canned goods have already been donated. The items will be donated to St. Vincent's food pantry in Iron Mountain.