Our Town barbershop provides more than style

Published 09/10 2012 06:07PM

Updated 09/11 2012 09:12AM

FARMER CITY -- If you want a good laugh and a good haircut, Our Town has just the place. WCIA-3's Megan Brilley finds out about this very well-known barber.

"Now do we want what we normally do? Or do we want a good job this time?"

If you walk into Ed Young's Barbershop, you'll get a lot more than a trim. The shop has been here since 1938. Young's dad started it, but when he got sick, Ed stepped in.

"Didn't want to lose the family business, not in those days."

He's been running it ever since, and he's well-known for it. Just ask anyone.

"He backs his school, and the community itself. He's a great guy."

If people want a smile, they know exactly where to go.

"Here's the thing. As long as I've been here now, I've gotten rid of all the people I don't like, except Sach."

That's one of his best friends who's been a loyal customer for more than 30-years.

"I've got his hair in such a hell of a shape nobody else can do anything with it."

If you ask Ed why he's a barber, he doesn't hesitate to tell you, "The people."

Maybe that's why, after decades, this shop is still very much alive.

"If you retire, then you go to the restaurant, get a coffee, pay a couple bucks, talk to your friends, right? OK. I come to the shop. I get coffee and my friends pay me to talk to them." 

"I don't know that it gets any better than this."

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