Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 112

Ashley Wilson Ashley Wilson — Make-A-Wish Foundation P arker County native and Brock graduate Ashley Wilson is excited to be one of the contestants in the 2017 Sweet Charity and Bachelorettes event. Even though the 30-year-old hairstylist at Debonair Hair Salon and Spa is as laid back as they get in her day-to-day job, she is ready to start the competi- tion to raise money for her charity, Make-A-Wish. She told PCT that she is just “thankful to be a part of this.” “I like serving other people, and I want to see my kids grow up and make something of themselves,” she explained.  The former Miss Brock High School has been working at her current salon for a little over three years, but she’s been doing hair and makeup since her school days.   “I did everyone’s hair and makeup in high school. I also talked, and was always in trouble for talking, so my teachers and my friends said that one day I would be a hair stylist, so here I am,” Wilson explained.  When thinking about the future, she doesn’t plan on an early retirement, 110 because she loves to stay busy and to work. Wilson jokes and says that she “takes it one day at a time and will be working till I fall over dead on my scissors.”  She is very excited for the oppor- tunity to be a bachelorette, and thinks that giving back is a great thing for the community. With Short Chef being her partner as her dessert chef, Wilson is ready to help the children impacted by her charity. As a mother of two children, Make-A-Wish is a charity that is near and dear to her heart.  “I just want to do all I can do and give 100 percent. To know you can impact a child like that means the world to me. I have two kids, and count my blessings every day that they are happy and healthy. I know that not all kids have that opportuni- ty. It’s a very humbling experience,” she said. Wilson is ready to win this competition and is going to do her best to raise the most money. She is also excited about getting to know the other girls throughout this compe- tition.  Her favorite thing about living in Parker County is the peaches. Peaches, peaches, and more peaches.  “I love the bread and jelly, but I’m just happy to live here and have my kids here. There’re a lot of great opportunities here, and I am happy to be from here,” she said.