Lassen High School is about to get a touch hairier.
This year, LHS ASB is sponsoring Mustache March, with the goal of raising funds for the local Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and it’s open to the community, as well.
Those interested in growing out their mustaches for a good cause can skip the razors and have the chance to win the honor of having the best mustaches in Susanville.
There will be several categories.
For students, they have two options to enter: those with pre-existing conditions where it takes longer for hair to grow, and those who start from a clean shave.
For adults, there will be staff, parent and community member categories.
To enter, there will be a small donation amount to go toward the benefiting organizations.
Winners will receive their donation back and the title of “best mustache in Susanville.”
There will also be a grand prize trophy for the student and adult category.
The winners of Mustache March will be announced during a March 31 judging.
ASB is also seeking interested mustached participants if they are willing to let a student cut off their upper-lipped friend.
To enter, stop by the LHS front office by Friday, March 6.
Mustache March came about from a period of time where we were losing a lot of pilots who were being shot down in Vietnam.
Col Robin Olds was a triple ace pilot and a leader in Operation Bolo. He has been given credit for basically starting up Mustache March and helped in creating a feeling of invincibility among the airmen by having what was known as a “bullet proof” mustache.
For more information, call the high school at 257-2141.