People With Disabilities Get Pampered

The group arranged for 30 women to have their hair washed, cut and styled by stylists at Shear Dimensions in Albemarle. “It was nice to pamper people who aren’t normally used to the attention and it was fun to see them so excited about the dance” adds Jennifer Burleson, owner and stylist at Shear Dimensions. Members of the church spent the Saturday at the salon helping to wash hair and getting the ladies ready for their new style.

Members also decorated the fellowship hall with an arch of flowers, hearts and lights for the 195 party goers to have their picture taken under as they arrived. Pastor Bill Lovelace served as DJ for the evening and kept the music upbeat as it kept people on the dance floor. “This was a wonderful opportunity offered to people with disabilities, we have heard so much positive feedback and we appreciate the kindness shown from the community” says Dr. Peggy Terhune, CEO, Monarch.

Monarch is a nonprofit organization providing support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse issues in 44 counties across North Carolina. They are a charter member of the national organization known as The Arc.