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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

—samantha mcconnell

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