Last year, Mary Davenport, a project manager for information technology for the county, agreed to shave her head if her co-workers raised at least $2,000 in their internal campaign for the United Way. Employees raised just more than $3,000, so Davenport underwent the clippers.
This year, five men in information technology have agreed to wax body parts such as legs, arms and backs — think Steve Carrell in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” — for charity.
The employee who gets the most votes has to get waxed — by a professional, Carrie Seyam, administrative assistant for the division, is quick to add.
Those who may soon have baby-smooth skin are Kelly Looney, a software instructor; Todd Evans, a customer support analyst; Joe Currier, a customer support manager; and Steven Menefee, a GIS analyst.
Rounding out the fun is Richard Vogt, head of the department. Vogt has agreed to dress up like a woman if employees raise $3,500 and wax his legs if staff raises $5,000.
Other fund-raising events in the county’s campaign include a “spare change” campaign where employees can donate just that and a crockpot cookoff as well as a giveaway for prizes.