A Beard Behind The Badge?
Facial hair for a good cause or two
The Newaygo County Sheriff Department will be sporting some new looks during October and November.
From October 1 to November 30 facial hair will be allowed among the Sheriff Department personnel but with a catch. The sprouting of a beard or stache will also result in a $25 a month donation to a pair of worthy local causes.
“Jon Borgman heard about the Mason County department doing this and suggested we try it,” said Sheriff Bob Mendham. “Any officer who participates is fined $25 a month for violating regulations regarding facial hair.”
So far several have jumped on board and we asked a few to pose for a ‘pre-picture.A month from now we’ll see if we can line them up again for a look at their progress.
Sheriff Mendham said the money raised will go to the DHHS Foster Children’s Christmas Fund and the Newaygo County Autism Community. He also added that many who are not participating in the Beard/Stache initiative are still donating money.
"They want to give they just don't want to stop shaving,.".
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