Welder/mechanic makes good on big talk about St. Baldrick’s

Randy Scharosch, Laramie River Station

Randy Scharosch works in maintenance at Laramie River Station near Wheatland, WY, as a welder/mechanic.

He’s always had long, wavy hair. When St. Baldrick’s rolls around, these are the types of guys who get picked on.

One day at lunch, he announced that if his co-workers could raise $1,500 by the end of the day, he would have his head shaved.

He knew that was unlikely since it was already 1:30 p.m. Randy thought his hair was safe.

Randy Scharosch loses his hair on St. Baldrick's Day.

He was wrong.

His co-workers raised more than enough by quitting time. With $2,000 in hand, he couldn’t back out.

And by the time Randy was shaved on Wednesday, he had raised another $1,000 on top of that — bringing his grand total to more than $3,000.

“There were a few individuals who were particularly spirited in raising the money,” Randy says. “I’m not good at raising money like some others are. I didn’t do all the work; I just kind of showed up.”

Randy says Ken Gall, Lee Apodaca, and Rod Sterkel, all of whom carry the title mechanic/welder at Laramie River Station, were his major money-raisers.

“Randy drew a big crowd and humbly gave all the credit to all who donated their hard-earned dollars,” says Anthony Lucero, the event’s emcee and painter/insulator/metalsmith in maintenance at the plant. “He doesn’t want to take it, but he deserves a lot of credit for making our event so successful.”

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  1. What an inspiring story! thanks, Randy.

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