State Rep. Terry Baxter, R-Garner, shaved his head and mustache Tuesday night at the Garner Evangelical Free Church as part of a fundraising challenge for a nonprofit he manages.

Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake also participated in the fundraiser. Several members recently returned from a mission trip to Peru.

Baxter, executive director of Global Compassion Network, was one of 33 men around the who lost follicles in the "Genesis Baldy Challenge." Participants raised more than $44,359 to help pay off a loan for the Genesis New Beginning Church in Iquitos, Peru.

Baxter said he would shave his head if the group raised $20,000 during the two-day fundraiser, which concluded Monday. More than 40 others joined him in shaving after the goal was met.

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