The following is a press release from the Seeley Lake Fire Department:

Everyone in Seeley Lake, Montana knows Fire Chief Frank Maradeo by his stylish silver locks.  After tomorrow, he’ll be known for his heart of gold. 

He, along with the members of the Seeley Lake Fire Department, will be getting his head shaved this Saturday, February 2nd, at 11:00 AM as part of a fundraising event for the Elyjah James Memorial Fund.

Four year old Elyjah died in a drowning accident in Seeley Lake on Thursday, January 24th.  The proceeds from this event will go to help his family in their time of grief.  The event will take place at All Decked Out in Seeley Lake.

Says the chief, “We’re hoping our local law enforcement brethren show up to get their heads shaved with us.  We’re looking to raise $100 per member who gets his head shaved.”

All Decked Out will be offering $10 haircuts from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM plus a raffle and all proceeds will be donated to the Elyjah James Memorial Fund.  If you’d like to make a donation and you can’t make the shearing session, you can send a check to the First Valley Bank in Seeley and make it out to the Elyjah James Memorial Fund.  We also hope you can stop by All Decked Out to get a $10 haircut and shout words of encouragement to the fire fighters who are under the clippers.

Please help however you can.