Like other 826 chapters in our great land, we in Seattle noticed that August 26th is a pretty handy day for 826-related activities.
While we didn't have a moonbounce like Valencia or Demetri Martin like NYC, we had a picnic shelter at Carkeek Park that would’ve made Thoreau proud: a stunning view of Puget Sound, Doug's marinated portobello caps, Jen's vegan coleslaw (secret ingredient – garlic aioli!), great weather, and a dessert-to-entree ratio of approximately 17:1.
8/26 marked our second-annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and, new this year, Mustache Summer Camp!
Indeed, 30+ follicle farmers are off and growing in our Second Annual Mustache-a-Thon: the Son of 'Stache! Mustache kits (the contents of which are on this page) were distributed at our picnic and “Ask Me About My Mustache!” buttons were proudly pinned to t-shirts.
Fundraising plans were also discussed. Per esempio, participants – put a link to this blog in your email signature, offer to match the gifts (if you can) of penny-pinching friends and bring up your efforts in the presence of your rich dowager aunts as often as possible!
If you’re a visitor to this blog consider giving and check out the farmers' portraits! Ben from Ballard Organics, Dan from Neptune Coffee (826 Seattle’s new neighbor!) and Shawn from Scarecrow Video are all representin’ some pretty sweet local businesses – perhaps you will donate in honor of your favorite neighborhood enterprise! Or, perhaps you will put your money on the man you think will end the sixth week with the bushiest, bristliest cookie duster. Perhaps you will even out the playing field by giving equally to each farmer. Or perhaps you‘ll contribute to Mr. Geoduck's flagrantly wicked mustache. It is your choice as a discerning mustache supporter!
In closing, some words of advice to our hirsute heroes. A quick google of “food to grow hair” tells me that a diet rich in amino acids, B & E-vitamins, beta carotene, lean proteins and plenty of water assists in rapid hair growth.
Whether you want to go so far as to replace your face wash with Mane N' Tail shampoo is up to you.