December 19, 2019

During the month of November, 20 men at Starion Bank in Bismarck and Mandan ditched their razors for a good cause. As part of No Shave November, a.k.a. “Noshember,” the men competed for bragging rights while raising money for the Cops and Kids program.

A total of $2,657.44 was raised through entry fees, paid votes for favorite beard and a match from the bank. Starion business banker Reed Hendrickson presented the donation to Bismarck Police Department Officer Lynn Wanner.

Cops and Kids is coordinated by the Fraternal Order of Police Missouri Valley Lodge #3. Officers in Bismarck and Mandan take low-income or at-risk children out for lunch and shopping, providing them with a positive interaction with law enforcement. The program is funded by donations.