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‘Chop Around the Clock’ fundraiser returns to downtown Batavia after pandemic hiatus

Craig Foltos, owner of downtown Batavia's Foltos' Tonsorial Parlor, cuts Ronald McDonald's hair. "Chop Around the Clock" raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.

“Chop Around the Clock,” a Batavia fundraiser, is back this year after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, according to a news release from Batavia MainStreet.

The event, which raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, begins at 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, and runs through 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, outside of Foltos’ Tonsorial Parlor, 7 E. Wilson St.

“We have missed sharing this event with you, but are so excited that it is back,” said Craig Foltos, owner of Foltos’ Tonsorial Parlor and creator of the fundraiser.

Foltos and other stylists will be cutting hair for 24 hours, with all the money collected benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. This year marks the 31st year of the event, which features music, dancing, a bake sale, balloon blowing, bingo, a raffle, an open mike, poetry, food and fun stories in addition to the hair cuts, according to the release.

“This fine community has raised more than $350,000 for the Ronald McDonald House,” Foltos said. “If you can cook, like to laugh, listen to music, make music or need a haircut, we can use your help.”

For information or to volunteer to help, call 630-879-5253.