When Frank Metzger arrived at school last week, his longtime coworkers barely recognized him.
Metzger, Rising Sun High School's band director and music teacher, looks dramatically different. The beard he's been sporting for two decades is gone.
"I've had quite a reaction in the school. My wife likes it, she thinks I should keep it off. Fifty percent of the people here don't recognize me," said Metzger.
But keeping the beard at bay isn't an option for Metzger and a number of other teachers at the school. During the month of November, faculty members are participating in No Shave November.
The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the school's Student Council. Students at the school pay $1 per vote and select their favorite faculty member. All funds raised will help the council adopt a family for the holidays.
The faculty members participating in No Shave November are: Tom Dawley, Matt Sherman, Larry Sickles, Ryan Crouse, Clem Vaughan, George Hildebran, Frank Metzger, Steve Gray, and David Sakers.