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.
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.
Ground Zero Contest (beard grown from smooth face with no sideburns)
1. Contestants must be clean shaven at registration.
2. A registration photograph will be taken.
3. Judging will be at the 2014 Cy Young Days Festival, June 27-28-29, 2014. Exact date and time to be announced.
Categories: (contestant may declare category at time of judging)
Best Full Beard
Best Chin Strap
Best Chin Cup
Best Soul Patch
Best Mule Skinner Beard
Best Side Burns
Beard-in-Process Contest (existing facial hair at beginning of contest)
1. The categories, registration locations/deadline, and judging dates are the same as for the Ground Zero Contest.
Registration deadline is Jan. 31.