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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • New group makes over lives

  • Jessica Frazier was pleasantly surprised recently when she was selected to receive a makeover.
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  • Jessica Frazier was pleasantly surprised recently when she was selected to receive a makeover. “It makes me feel good; real good,” Frazier said. “I haven't had anything like this happen to me before. It was a big blessing to find out I had been selected.” Carrie Mays, who heads up “Hurting 2 Healthy Women” a group that assists women by turning their pain into power, was the person who headed up the makeover. Frazier was born and raised in Hope and graduated from Hope High School in 1991. “I met Carrie through my church, the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ,” Frazier said. “I also know her from when she worked at Garland Alternative School, when my son was attending.” Mays worked at Garland Alternative School for several years, having moved to Hope from California. “My sister, Betty Jo, needed help, so I moved to Hope in 1999,” Mays said. “I volunteered through motivational speaking and substitute taught in the Hope Public Schools.” Frazier's makeover was sponsored by “Hurting 2 Healthy,” which is a non-profit organization helping women overcome crises, and was made possible by Starstruck Salon, who offered their services for the makeover; Sheba's Restaurant, who gave Frazier a breakfast for two, and Lovin' Arms Day Care Center, who helped with the photography for the makeover event, which took place two days after the announcement of her selection. Frazier grew up with two brothers and a sister. Her parents are Sarah Hayward and John David Dennis. “I have three children and two stepchildren,” Frazier said. “My son is 24, my oldest daughter is 21, and my youngest daughter is 12. I also have two stepdaughters, both 22.” She has been married to Deon Frazier, for 18 years and says that something like this has never happened to her. “It was a shock and totally out of the blue,” she said. “It was a complete surprise.” Frazier works at Neighbor's Convenience Store at the present time and enjoys hanging out with friends, watching television, and going to church when she's not working. “I want to thank everyone who was involved in this makeover,” she said. “I have never felt like I have since the makeover.” “It doesn't take money to change a life, it just takes a team,” Mays said of Jessica's makeover.

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