By KAITLYN NAPLES
In early November, Plainville resident Patty Lapila and her twins Matthew and James lost their husband and father unexpectedly. Now, all of Patty’s co-workers at Great Beginnings have organized a Cut-A-Thon to be held at The Hair Spa to help raise funds to benefit Patty’s boys, who are both autistic.
“There are things around her house that need repairs, and also things like therapeutic horseback riding (for the boys),” said Karen Shackford, director of Great Beginnings. Shackford added that there are other forms of therapy for children with autism that can be very expensive.
Shackford said she and her co-workers were “just trying to think of way we could help in any way we could” when they came up with a Cut-A-Thon. Shackford said she called the owners of The Hair Spa who are donating their time for the Cut-A-Thon, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to attend and get a hair cut, and can make an appointment by calling (860) 747-4544. Children’s haircuts are $10 and adults are $20 and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit “Team Matthew and James Lapila.”
The Hair Spa is located at 356 Farmington Ave., Plainville (Route 10).