Monday, December 27, 2010

Beard shaving for Donegal contest is this Saturday...

John Warren at the Adirondack Almanack is reminding folks today that beard shaving for the third annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest is this Saturday:

Participants in the 3rd Annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest are preparing to shave their facial hair New Year's Day in anticipation of growing their Donegal Beard for this year's contest. New beardsman are welcome to take part in the event, which is free and open to the public. The Donegal Beard (also called a Chin-curtain or Lincoln) is an Irish-style beard that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin – no soul patch, no mustache. Contestants must be clean shaven January 1st and grow a Donegal Beard by St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). On Saint Patrick’s Day all beards should conform to the Donegal standard. The contest will be held from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday (St. Patrick's Day), March 17th, at Basil and Wicks (formerly Casey's North), on Route 28 in North Creek, NY. Judging will be at 6 pm, prizes will be awarded. Judging is based on the following criteria: Length, Fullness, and Style and Sophistication. Attached Photo: Contestants in the First Donegal Beard Contest, held at Gore Mountain Ski Area, March 17, 2009.

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