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JP charity to kick off annual month-long mustache-growing fund-raiser

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  January 30, 2012 02:38 PM

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(Courtesy: Community Servings)

At the first-ever “Mustachio Bashio” party in 2010, guest judge Jenny Johnson of NECN awards “Best ‘Stache” to Dan Valachovic, an 18-year resident of Jamaica Plain. He and his wife Kristen, own VeeVee Restaurant on Centre Street, which will turn four years old on Feb. 4. Valachovic has grown a mustache for the fundraiser since it was conceived in 2010.

On Wednesday, Jamaica Plain-based nonprofit Community Servings will kick off its third annual fund-raiser that asks the public to sponsor-a-‘stache by donating to the agency in recognition of men who volunteer to start February off clean shaven and grow out mustaches through the month.

The contest’s hosting organization, which feeds people in eastern Massachusetts who suffer from any critical illness, along with their dependents and caregivers, will host the “Mustachio Bashio” party on Feb. 29, to conclude the facial hair cultivation challenge.

At the event at City Table in the Lenox Hotel, prizes will be awarded for the best and most creative mustaches and to the top fundraisers.

All growers will receive a complimentary hot shave from Barbershop Deluxe. Men who raise more than $100 are invited as a complimentary guest to the party on the last day of the month; growers that raise over $200 are invited to bring a guest as well.

Otherwise, tickets to the event are $50 per person, which includes appetizers and cocktails.

Growers can sign up, and the public can sponsor a mustache and review more details, here. www.servings.org/mustachio.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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