Pay It 4Ward: Ladies honored for helping others feel beautiful
There is something about having a good hair day.
Call it what you want but good hair can really start your day off on the right foot.
At the Lindsay Manor nursing home, Thursdays are all about beauty.
Sue Duncan, 88, said it’s a big deal.
“We just sort of take turns; some want their hair cut,” she said. “It’s something different for us each week.”
For more than 20 years, these ladies and some helpers have been coming once a week to do hair.
They also bring cookies.
“They don’t charge any of our residents and they donate the supplies and everything themselves,” Cassie Whitehead said, who nominated the ladies.
“The residents look forward to it every week,” she said. “Every Monday they come into work and the ladies and all they talk about is, ‘Thursday is hair day, we are going to look so beautiful. We can go out because our hair looks so pretty.’”
Such a long-time generous act that truly lifts spirits which is why Whitehead nominated Bonnie Rhinehart and Pam Wilkens for the Pay It 4Ward award.
“They’ll be very surprised,” Whitehead said. “I can’t wait to see their reaction.”
On this day, Bonnie and Pam are finishing the last of their clients in the nursing home “beauty shop” when we surprised them with Spirit Bank.
They were shocked and said they just do it for the smiles on the ladies’ faces.
“Oh and the ladies love it,” she said. “Somebody told us that they’re happy all day after we’ve been here, so that’s good enough for me.”
Pam said, “It’s all about growing up and doing for others as they would do for you.”
A well-deserved honor for two ladies who have been paying it forward week after week, year after year.