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Growing beards for holiday cheer

| December 18, 2015

COSHOCsheriff beardsTON – About 23 members of the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office helped spread holiday cheer to the community and grew facial hair to support the Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle project. They approached Sheriff Tim Rogers with a power point presentation on raising money for a charitable cause with the stipulation that they be allowed to grow beards. Employees are typically not allowed to grow any facial hair except trimmed moustaches. Together, the 23 men, and other contributions made by female staff, raised $4,000. Each staff member had to donate at least $100 to the Christmas Castle project to grow a beard. “It was something outside the norm and helped boost morale,” said Rogers. “And it was something that had a purpose of buying clothes for those in need in the community.” All employees must be clean-shaven by March 1.


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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  1. Jonah Bryant says:

    Ryan couldnt grow a beard if his life depended on it. 🙂 Far right*