The Burliest of Beards

Wally Vartanian – King of the Burly Beards

Wally Vartanian of Ephraim was named King of the Burly Beards on Dec. 17 as part of the 2012 United Way Annual Campaign. Seventeen men from around Door County agreed to forgo shaving their whiskers to raise awareness for the campaign. Votes for the public’s favorite beard were gathered online and at voting stations in Sister Bay and Sturgeon Bay.

Burly Beard participants included: Jim Adams, Warren Bluhm, Andy Boettcher, Mark Bogenschutz, Ross Dippel, Nick Freimuth, Cubby Hartl, Mel Henrichs, Mike Herlache, Orie Milton, Rob Moxon, Matt Normann, Andrew Olson, Andy Starr, Luis Torres and Fred Young.

The campaign goal is $480,000 – which, if reached, will support dozens of human needs programs throughout the county.

To make a donation, call 920.746.9645.