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Make-A-Wish Montana calling all beards to raise money

Posted at 9:50 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 23:25:35-05

GREAT FALLS — Make-A-Wish Montana wants you to put your whiskers to work for kids in their second annual beard contest.

Just go online to, create a team and put up a picture of your beard. Be sure to share your “Beardies” entry with your friends, family and co-workers, where they will “vote” for your beard by donating to your page.

If you do not have a beard that is OK, because in this contest, you can create one.

“My daughter wants to create a fun beard and get a picture on and really have her school support it,” said Make-A-Wish Montana Board Member Jared Brown.

In a video from Make-A-Wish Montana, world-renowned outdoorsman Tom Oar supports Make-A-Wish Montana and encourages everyone to join in the fun.

The goal is to raise $20,000, which would fund two wishes. In a typical year, Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills about 40 wishes.

In Great Falls, Brown said, there are about 20 volunteers who help organize events and arrange wishes.

Brown added the contest is a good opportunity through which to volunteer and a fun way to bring attention to the kids in need of wishes.

Story by Joe Huisinga, MTN News