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Bethlehem Baptist church gives out free haircuts

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Free haircuts at Bethlehem Baptist church on Saturday were expected to bridge the gap between youth and elders of the church. The haircuts were offered by local barbers to kids ages 7 to 18. The event is the start of the movement from Bethlehem Baptist Church called Closing the Gap. It's an effort to keep kids involved in activities at church.

Senior Pastor Willie Smith said he recognized the need to have young adults engaged in positive activities, and the free haircuts were just the beginning.

"It may be a simple haircut to some, but it's important for our young people when they go to school to look fresh and know that the church had something to do with that," said Smith.

An attendee of the event Marquael Sartor said he was excited after receiving his haircut.

"Having certain things to do at church like these activities allows us to do something we enjoy doing instead of being out on the streets," said Sartor.

You can find this group on Facebook for more upcoming events.

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