There are only six men who have registered so far for the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Beard Growing Contest.

The registration deadline for both contests was extended in an effort to gain more participation. There is plenty of time remaining to get in the contest. They want all the men in Newcomerstown to enter.

Contestants may register at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of College and Canal Streets, between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.

For The Ground Zero Contest (beard grown from smooth face with no sideburns), registration deadline has been extended to March 7.

For The Beard-In-Process Contest (existing facial hair at beginning of contest), registration deadline has been extended to June 1.

A registration photograph will be taken.

Judging will be at the 2014 Cy Young Days Festival, June 27-28-29. Exact day and time to be announced.