As a boy, Avery Baylor would lay in a small boat watching the clouds float by while he drifted back and forth by the power of the wind on his father’s lake. His dreams took him on adventures of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a ship. “I always felt that I was supposed to be a rich man. Well that didn’t quite turn out that way, but I’m rich in a lot of ways, if not financially.”
Avery Baylor, owner of Sagittarius Unisex Hair Salon was honored by the Montross town council on his 40th anniversary of his Montross based business. In concert with the Fall Festival Committee, the council also asked Baylor to serve as Grand Marshall for this year’s Fall Festival Parade to be held on Saturday, October 7. When asked how he felt about being chosen as Grand Marshall, Baylor said, “I felt honored. I was elated.”
In his 62 years he has touched many lives in many ways. Throughout his years in business he has employed more than 25 people, opened several salons, a music and clothing store, created Baylor Lake Estates and invented a device to help people preserve their hairstyle while sleeping comfortably.
“Owning a small business for 40 years, especially in a small town, is phenomenal,” Montross Town Manager Patricia Lewis stated. “Mr. Baylor has a great work ethic and is a go-getter. He has provided jobs for the area over the years, continues to participate in the Fall Festival and other events, and is an integral part of the community. As I’ve gotten to know Mr. Baylor, it’s easy to see he has a heart of gold.”