Some men prefer a clean shaven face, while others are drawn to the aesthetic appeal of a full mustache.
During the month of May, Sierra Vista Firefighters are putting their preferences aside by growing a new or maintaining an existing mustache in order to help support the newly established HERO Campaign in Sierra Vista.
“Our department held the first event last year, just as an internal contest,” said coordinating Firefighter Robert Thoele. “However, other agencies heard about it and started calling, saying they wanted to participate too! So this year we elected to expand the contest to all public safety agencies in the County to raise money for charity,” explained Thoele.
Registration costs $5.00 and is open to “anyone willing to put their pride aside and grow like a champ” according to the registration form. The contest begins May 1, and judging will be held at 6 p.m. on June 1 at Buffalo Wild Wings (205 S. Highway 92); the judges are Fire Chief Randy Redman, Police Chief Ken Kimmel, and Mayor Rick Mueller—all mustache aficionados. Teams of five are also encouraged to register. The following categories will be judged: Best in Show, Most Disturbing, Most Fitting, Dirt Lip, High Speed Low Drag, and Preexisting.