|The management of Whitlow's on Wilson have for years been tormenting the likes of the
young male staff by making them spend the month of February attempting to grow their
'staches. There were no beards allowed. This was an in your face, full frontal assault
on your ego. The stares. The giggling when you walk by. It isn't for the faint of heart.
Mustache Month has carried on long before the Mustaches 4 MS fundraiser. It was the
genius of these tormentors that brought along this idea. So in a sign of appreciation for
them we will be going back to our roots with the "from scratch 'stache" contest.
While we appreciate all the support of those who grew 'staches last year we have
changed the format for "Best In 'stache". We intend to level the playing field this year.
No longer can you stop shaving after Halloween and come in looking like Wilfred
Brimley. Well you can but you won't be eligible for the ultimate prize. This year in order
to qualify for the "Best In 'stache" and have your face immortalized on our logo you must
start with fresh face on February 1st. That's right folks.
So please come with your lip properly adorned. Those beautiful mustaches are an
outward sign of your support and the questions you get from coworkers and metro
riders will ultimately get the word out of what we're trying to do here. We want to raise
money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research.
Easy enough right? Good.
The winner of the Best in 'Stache will have his mug attached to the logo the following
year. There may not be a higher honor than having your face immortalized on a t-shirt. I
know that more than a few of you are too faint of heart to grow a mustache from scratch.
Some of you can't handle the feeling of having a warm upper lip for a whole month. You
will grow a beard for months only to shave down for one glorious night. For you there
will be an alternate prize. But to be placed on Mount Mustache with the likes of Burt
Reynolds, Tom Selleck and General Burnside your true dedication will be tested.