‘Scruffy’ Officers raise money for scholarship fund

‘Scruffy’ Officers raise money for scholarship fund

IRON MOUNTAIN — A group of police officers and fire fighters raised money for a high school scholarship fund by simply not shaving.

Members of the Iron Mountain Police and Fire Department took part in ‘No Shave November’ last year. The department was able to raise three hundred dollars by leaving the razor blades and shaving cream alone for an entire month.

Officials took the money and gave it to the Pete Flaminio Scholarship at Iron Mountain High School.

“Peter Flaminio is my predecessor. He passed away last year. He was a long, longtime Iron Mountain Police Department employee,” said Ed Mattson, director of the Iron Mountain Police and Fire Department. “Every little bit helps. $300 is $300. We learned that when we were fundraising for out K9 Falcon. Every little bit helps and whatever you can do to help out the community and the people in it we try to do it.”

The Pete Flaminio Scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans on going into the law enforcement field after graduating high school. This is the first year that the scholarship will be awarded.