The Nook Hair Salon and Studio in Tuscaloosa is a

first_imgThe Nook Hair Salon and Studio in Tuscaloosa is a family-owned salon that also serves as a safe place for the community to gather. On Monday, owners Emily and David Summerville hosted an event to reveal their big announcement in the hopes that the community can help make their dream of adoption come true.“We have decided to take the journey of adoption,” said Emily Summerville. “And so we are just super excited that we can involve the community and help us raise money to bring our next baby home.”The salon has only been open for a year but they constantly strive to be a place where people can foster both community and connection. The event, An Evening With Santa, was a way for the community to help support the Summerville family. The event featured a free photo with Santa, milk and cookies, arts and crafts and games. Tickets to attend the event were $20.Emily Summerville said that they want people to know that adoption is not their plan B. The Summerville family has a son who is 3, but they said they have always had adoption in their hearts.“And then this past year we have gone through some pregnancy losses,” said Emily. “And we just were so excited to be able to go through adoption now and be able to be joyful about it and bring hope to other people who have maybe experienced that.”The only obstacle for the Summervilles was the cost. David said that they are looking at paying anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000. The event was a bigger success than the Summervilles expected.“I believe we sold around 58 tickets and I know we’ve had a couple other people walk in,” said David. “And I mean I would say over 100 kids have showed up. It’s definitely been more than what we expected.”last_img read more