Four local hairstylists donated their time and worked as a team Tuesday, Aug. 29 to give free back-to-school haircuts to area children. The women did 59 haircuts during a three-hour period at the Little Valley Municipal Building. Kids came from the school districts of Southern Tier Catholic, Ellicottville, Salamanca and Cattaraugus-Little Valley.

Organizer Andrea Pincoski said this is the fourth year they have offered the free haircuts. They did 22 the first year and each year the event has grown with more haircuts than the year before. Pincoski wishes to thank several people for their assistance including her daughter, Olive, and Hice’s daughter, Amelia, who volunteered as the welcome committee, and Tina’s husband, Eric Hice, pastor of Center Street Baptist Church in Salamanca, who kept the floor swept.