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Mustaches 4 Kids

Dig up some bell bottoms for a stylistic return to the seventies: the mustache is making a comeback! The Buffalo chapter of Mustaches for Kids, a nationwide organization that encourages its members to grow mustaches for charity, is participating in a month long growing competition. Eighteen members of the local chapter have vowed to grow ‘staches for the Make-A-Wish Foundation between January 1-January 31. For the past month they’ve met for a weekly “weigh-in,” where competitors shave their faces only to leave the mustache and take pictures of the week’s progress. Last year the event raised $858 and had just four volunteers (or “growers”) taking pledges. This year the organization was hoping to raise at least $2000, but it has surpassed that goal by raising close to $5,000 already. The “Stache Bash,” the group’s final “weigh-in,” will be held on Saturday (Jan. 30) at Volker’s bowling alley. Prizes will be awarded to competitors for “sweetest,” “porn-iest,” “most dastardly,” and “most cop-like” mustaches, as well as for “most valiant effort.” Pictured: Volunteers John Borden, Mike O’Hara, and Adam Weekly sport some handsome bristles. To donate to the cause or find out more information, please visit http://bm4k.shasti.com.

—samantha mcconnell

7pm. Voelker’s Bowling Center, 686 Amherst St. (876-6020).