Fayette County: Get a haircut and give; Eric Wallin named Region II Coach of the Year

The Lexington Academy of Barbering Community Foundation is offering free haircuts this month in exchange for a donation that will go toward offsetting the financial and academic needs of ex-offenders, those with low-incomes and the unemployed who are pursuing the barbering profession.

For a $25 tax-deductible donation, donors will receive a haircut and style. For an extra $10, donors can receive the holiday red carpet special: a haircut, shampoo, shave and facial.

Proceeds from donations benefit the Sister Joann Hayden Scholarship Fund that provides emergency financial assistance to students for basic needs, winter clothing, shoes and transportation.

For more information about this event, contact Anthony Hayden, at Exquisite Belvedere Barber Shop, 1301 Winchester Road, (859) 231-1820, or Brenda Yates, The Lexington Academy of Barbering: 1132 Winchester Road, (859) 492-9330.

Lexington soccer coach recognized

Eric Wallin of Lexington has been recognized by U.S. Youth Soccer as a regional winner of the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer Boys and Girls Recreation Coach of the Year award for Region II. The Recreation Coach of the Year is awarded to a recreation coach for both a boys' team and a girls' team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.

The national Boys and Girls Recreation Coach of the Year will be announced at the U.S. Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Jan. 17 in Philadelphia.

Help with others' water bills

Kentucky American Water is hosting a social media campaign that will add dollars to the company's H2O Help to Others Program, which assists qualifying customers with their water bill payments. The company's H2O Help to Others program has been assisting low-income customers who qualify for more than a decade. Donations to the program come from an annual corporate contribution from Kentucky American Water and through customer donations.

Through Dec. 31, visit and caption the Holiday Wish picture on the KAW Facebook page. For each caption, $2 will be donated to the program for a total donation of up to $1,000.

1,000 pairs of socks donated

The Socks Drive for homeless children surpassed its goal of collecting more than 1,000 pairs of socks that were distributed to homeless shelters that serve children. Students at Trinity Christian Academy collected more than 900 pairs of socks to help homeless children. Sassy Fox consignment shop and Pax Christi Catholic Church in Lexington also served as a sock collection site. More than 100 pairs of socks were donated by the congregation at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Those socks were distributed to the Simon House in Frankfort. Other recipients include Arbor House, Chrysalis House and the Clark County Homeless Coalition.

For more information on the program, contact Cynthia Elliott at (859) 221-8010.