Brian Parker is a barber at Real Cuts in Asheboro. He met Travis Green and William Stanback about a year ago when their Developmental Specialist Tammy Davis brought them to get haircuts at his shop. The two men, who live at Monarch’s Oakwood Acres home, have been clients of Real Cuts ever since, but recently, they came in for an extra special haircut.
This year was the first year they could attend Randolph Community College’s annual prom for people with developmental disabilities and they were very excited about the dance's “Roaring 20s” theme. There only problem was they didn’t have suits to wear, so when Parker found out he decided to take matters into his own hands.
“I don’t have kids, but thought it would be nice to help someone else’s child. I run a local non-profit called Second Opportunity of North Carolina and I said these are good guys; and it would be really nice if we could help, so we decided we’d buy them some suits. I remember prom and that’s always something you will remember. I wanted to give them a good memory,” Parker said.
So he and Davis took the men to get sized and fitted for suits. Parker even did research into which suits might go with the 1920s theme, and at the end of it all they both walked out with their very own suit for the prom, along with a new haricut from Real Cuts.
Davis said having their haircut and getting a new suit boosted Green and Stanback's self-esteem and made them very happy. “They were so thankful and grinning from ear to ear the night of the prom.”