"Half a Shave"

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United Lutheran Church, Prairie Farm, WI

The confirmation classes of United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm challenged the members of the congregation to vote on whether Pastor Oz Twedt should "get clean shaven for Lent." At a dollar a vote, the choices were to shave or not to shave; but when the results were counted on Sunday, February 10, the surprising results were $80 to shave, $40 not to shave, and $100 to shave only half.

Christine Siebert, a member of the congregation, then shaved off the right half of his beard during the coffee hour which followed the worship service, much to the delight of the onlookers. The $220 dollars was sent to the "World Hunger Fund" of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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