A memorial scholarship fund and the athletic department at St. Francis High School are on the receiving end of a unique fundraiser held Sunday at a La Cañada salon.
The Bruce K. Smith Salon on Foothill Boulevard hosted a Buzz-a-Thon, offering buzz cuts for $20. Proceeds were split evenly between the Katherine Elizabeth Evans Scholarship Fund and the St. Francis Athletic Department.
Katherine Evans, 14, who attended Holy Family School in South Pasadena, died after emerging from a swimming pool at a graduation party on June 12. She would have been a freshman at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy this fall. No cause for her death has been announced.
The Evans family, clients of Smith’s salon, set up a scholarship fund for a student graduating from Holy Family school who plans to enter Sacred Heart.
Bruce Smith, who owns the La Cañada salon, said both causes are close to his heart.