Iowa-based Courtney Holmes says he “just wants to support kids reading” by giving out free haircuts to local kids if they read to him as part of the community’s Back-to-School Bash in Comiskey Park.

There was also a book giveaway during the event, so many of the kids were able to select a free book before leaving the shop.

As The Des Moines Register reported:

Tayshawn Kirby, 9, of Dubuque, read from “Fats, Oils and Sweets,” by Carol Parenzan Smalley, informing Holmes that the average person eats 150 pounds of sugar each year. Before Tayshawn’s 10-year-old brother, Titan Feeney, took his turn in the barber chair, he told his brother the new look was great.

Over 100 kids and parents participated in the event.

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