The Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee is continuing with its year-long list of events this month with two beard growing contests.

The beard growing contests are for clean-shaven or one with existing facial hair.

Ground Zero Contest (beard grown from smooth face with no sideburns)


1. Contestants must be clean shaven at registration.

2. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2014.

3. A registration photograph will be taken.

4. Judging will be at the 2014 Cy Young Days Festival, June 20-22, 2014. Exact date and time to be announced.

Categories (contestant may declare category at time of judging)

Best Full Beard

Best Moustache

Best Chin Strap

Best Chin Cup

Best Goatee

Best Soul Patch

Best Mule Skinner Beard

Best Side Burns

Beard-in-Process Contest (existing facial hair at beginning of contest)

1. The categories and registration locations and judging dates are the same as for the Ground Zero Contest.

2. Registration deadline is also the same: Jan. 31, 2014.

Registrations for both contests can be taken at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment at Pat DeBoer's office by calling 498-7860.