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Members of team Irvin Impact pose at last year's inaugural Out of the Darkness Walk in Red Wing, a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If the team raises $2,500 this year, member Bill Fuller will shave the mustache he has kept for more than 40 years. (Photo courtesy Emma Fuller, team captain)

Fuller offers to shave iconic mustache for suicide prevention fundraiser

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Bill Fuller has had a mustache for so long that not even his own children know what he looks like without it.

“I started it the day I graduated high school, June 1, 1969,” the recently retired Ellsworth High School assistant principal said.


But later this year the venerable facial hair could be shaved clean as part of a fundraising idea by stepson Ben Schmidt.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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