Sporting ‘staches for the cause

Restaurants in Sidney raising money for Movemeber cause

Bert Minter

Staff at Bert Minter’s three restaurants in Sidney are sporting moustaches this month — and even the female employees are getting in on it.

Minter owns Woodshed, Beacon and Eggs and Fish on Fifth in downtown Sidney and he’s getting behind the Movember movement in a big way.

“It’s a pretty great cause,” he said of Movember, which is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. “Sometimes guys need a kick in the ass.”

Movember started with a focus on bringing prostate cancer to light, as many men in general are not open about such things. It has in recent years expanded to include other men’s health matters, including mental health, and has acquired large followings as people attempt to grow a variety of ‘staches for the cause.

Minter’s employees are on board, event the women, he said. They have been donning fake moustaches while on the job, helping spread the word about the fundraiser.

Minter reached out to Rob’s Traditional Carpentry for a custom bench to raffle off to both his customers and the public. Until Nov. 30, the three restaurants are accepting donations of at least $5. That will qualify the donor for the draw. Minter said he has no specific fund-raising goal, but hopes to set a marker this year and expand on it in subsequent years.

To donate, find a drop box at Woodshed Pizza on Beacon Avenue in Sidney, Beacon and Eggs (also on Beacon Avenue, but close to 7th Street) and at Fish on Fifth.

Learn more about Movember at www.movember.com.

 

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