Town with sense of humor may require men to grow beards

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    DETROIT (AP) — The men of Zilwaukee may soon face a hairy dilemma every morning.
    Some city council members want to require all adult men to grow beards — or buy a $10 shaving permit — as part of celebrations of the town's 150th anniversary.

    City council member Robert Bohnsack, who proposed the regulation, said the council would vote on it Monday.

    If it passes, men in the town of about 1,800 would stop shaving as early as Jan. 6 and keep growing their facial hair until the anniversary celebrations in June, when a beard-growing contest would be held.

    Bohnsack said the draft of the proclamation mirrored one adopted for Zilwaukee's centennial in 1954 — except then the permit cost $3.

    Supporters said the proposal was serious — but not too serious.

    "If you don't want to pay the fine, that's cool," said council member Eugene Jolin, who, like Bohnsack, is bearded. "We don't want to make anybody mad."

    If the proposed shaving ban seems a bit unusual, so is the very town founding it is meant to celebrate.

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  3. CARLA

    CARLA MAHALO !! FROM SAN DIEGO ..!!

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    :doh: My guess is most men would love this, just another reason not to shave..@!! ;)

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    CARLA
     
  4. maketoast

    maketoast Former Member

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    Carla, I would have to agree...but just think about all of the hair they would have to clean up...is it worth it?...Just another reason to be lazy!
     

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