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CCSO to participate in No-Shave November

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Expect things to get hairy this month at the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department.

Beginning Nov. 1, the department will participate in the No-Shave November fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro.

Officers who donate $30 will be able to grow out their beards and/or mustaches.

Don’t expect deputies sporting ZZ Top-style beards, though.

Sheriff Marty Boyd says all facial hair will need to be neat and trimmed. And it must be gone by Dec. 1.

Boyd said they chose Habitat for Humanity because they wanted to help their neighbors.

“Trying to take care of our neighbor,” Boyd said. “That’s the bottom line. We wanted to do something here locally where the proceeds stayed locally and benefited our community. And I think Habitat for Humanity is just a great cause. They’re here to take care of their neighbor and make someone’s life better.”

Boyd said he’s proud of the officers and staff he works with for wanting to do more.

“I brag on my officers and my staff every day,” Boyd said. “This is what they do. They serve the public and that’s what their goal is. And this is just another way they’re helping out the community and that’s what we work here in Craighead County for. To make sure we live and work in the best place possible.”

This is the first year they’ve decided to host No Shave November.

Anyone wishing to sponsor an officer should contact the sheriff’s office. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro, which helps people in need build their own affordable homes.

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