Growing for good
Sheriff’s Office beards campaign raises $17,500
— Some of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies and correctional officers who grew beards for the annual No Shave November fundraiser were uncomfortably aware that their facial hair was real itchy, particularly during the early stages of the growing process.
Those deputies and correctional
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Others, however, relished the month-long respite from daily shaving. In fact, according to them, they likely would sport whiskers all or most of the time if not for a CCSO policy barring deputies and correctional officers from having beards, goatees and unkempt mustaches.
As he did in November 2015, when that inaugural campaign raised $5,000 for the American Cancer Society, Sheriff Scott Adams waived that regulation last month for the sake of the annual fundraiser.
Whether the deputies and correctional officers viewed growing beards as an uncomfortable, minor sacrifice or as a liberating experience, the bottom line is this: With donations still coming in, the latest No Shave November campaign raised at least $17,500 for this year’s beneficiary — Camp Open Arms — more than tripling last year’s total.
“It was a huge success,” said CCSO Sgt. Michael Kalinsky, who is assigned to the agency’s Community