County employee might lose hair for charity

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A Sedgwick County employee might look a whole lot different soon.

To raise money for the United Way’s campaign, county employees are paying to be able to vote on whether Mary Davenport, a project manager for information technology, should shave her head. She’s agreed to if her colleagues raise at least $2,000 and more vote to shave her hair than keep it. As of today, they’re only $500 away from their 5 p.m. Friday deadline, said Carrie Seyam, an administrative assistant for the division of information and operations.

Seyam joked that most people are voting for Davenport to buzz her head.