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Fayetteville Police planning to bust some beards and BBQ

(L to R) Officer Eddie Hernandez, Officer Eric Tilley, and Officer Tyler Simpson of the Fayetteville Police Department with Sam Burch and Tyler Powell of J. Sam’s Barbershop. On February 28, they will team up for beard trimmings and BBQ for a good cause.

Make your plans now to join the Fayetteville Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at J. Sam’s Barbershop in Fayetteville for beard razing and barbecue grazing.

Normally, Fayetteville police officers are not allowed to grow a full beard, but that policy is waived every November for participants who participate in “No-Shave November” and contribute $25 toward a cancer-related charity. This time around, Police Chief Scott Gray allowed participants to keep their beards through February when they continue to contribute $25 a month to the charity.

That four-month bearded window is coming to a close now, and Fayetteville barbers Sam Burch and Tyler Powell of J. Sam’s Barbershop are sharpening their clippers.

The pubic is invited to a Feb. 28 event from 4-7 p.m. that will feature the trimming of those beards while spectators enjoy the barbecue stylings of Brad Brezina of The Harbin Agency.

J. Sam’s Barbershop is located at 155 West Stonewall Avenue (Hwy. 54) at the corner of Bennett Street. Parking is available across the street at Stonewall Village.

According to Officer Eddie Hernandez, one of the No-Shave November participants, nearly $2,000 has been raised through 21 bearded officers. The money will be donated to the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Wellness Center.

Burch says barbecue will be offered on a donation basis to add to that financial contribution.