State police troopers get clean shave for charity

By WEEK Reporter

December 2, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM CDT

GERMANTOWN HILLS, Ill. -- There are a few more visible upper lips in Central Illinois Monday night.

Several State Police troopers from District Eight competed in a mustache growing contest in November to help raise money for a church food program.

Monday, the Great Oaks Community Church in Germantown Hills hosted the "shave-off", while the troopers presented the money they raised to the church for its "Snack Pack" program".

The Snack Pack program is a weekend food program for children from families in need.

"The money will go toward feeding breakfast and lunch for kids who are on the lunch program at their schools here in the Metamora area," said Pastor Nate Westerfield, Great Oaks Community Church. "This provides breakfast and lunch for them over the weekend. A lot of those don't have the food to feed themselves and their families over the weekend."

The Troopers' hair-growing efforts helped raise $775 for the Snack Pack program.

The shaves were provided by Jake's Place Barber Shop in North Pekin.