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Barber's supply drive gets Middletown students ready for classes

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Stylist Joey Fresh has school supply drive for Middletown students. (WFSB) Stylist Joey Fresh has school supply drive for Middletown students. (WFSB)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Students in Middletown are going back to school in style because of the work of one creative new barber in town.

The little learners will not only be sporting new backpacks and school supplies, but also a “fresh” new haircut.  

The goodies were free on Sunday afternoon. There were courtesy of stylist Joey Fresh. Last year when Fresh opened up his shop the first 25 kids to come in for a cut got a free back pack and supplies.  The deal was so good, Fresh said he was overwhelmed and haircuts were not a requirement.

“It was just to get people in the door to get their haircut and it was more geared towards young men, young boys and stuff like that,” Fresh said.

In order to level the playing field, Fresh invited girls in Sunday afternoon to the McDonough School on Spring Street for a cut and to take home school supplies.   

“It’s geared towards my community of Middletown, but listen I’m not here to judge anybody,” Fresh said. “There’s no age limit to it or restriction to any town if they really need it I’m here to help this is what I do.”

The customers and their parents told Eyewitness News they were grateful.

“I think it’s awesome,” mother Kera Monk said. “I think it’s cool being in Middletown, helping the community, helping out the kids and having a good time out here.”

 Fresh said he was hoping to help out 120 to 150 kids on Sunday. 

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