Bring­ing out the beards

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Leah Roberts

FRE­MAN­TLE is call­ing out for any­one with ec­cen­tric face fo­liage to com­pete in the Best Beard Com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day, Au­gust 25.

In its sec­ond year there will be five cat­e­gories judged: full beard, par­tial beard, mut­ton chops and al­ter­na­tive.

It is or­gan­ised by the Ball and Chain, The Beard So­ci­ety and The Fre­man­tle Bar­ber Co.

Es­planade Ho­tel Fre­man­tle by Ry­dges mar­ket­ing man­ager Abby McDow­ell said money raised from the com­pe­ti­tion would go to the Men’s Shed.

“Last year we had 13 com­peti­tors. This year we hope to see more en­tries in more cat­e­gories so that we can give more money to Fre­man­tle Men’s Shed,” she said.

“There were some great, long full beards last year, even one with a lit­tle pink bow, plus some great clas­sic han­dle bar mous­taches.

“The best en­trants were those that went all out to style their out­fit to match their fa­cial hair.”

Beard So­ci­ety mem­ber Ty­ron Fitz­patrick, who is also com­pet­ing in the full beard cat­e­gory, said it was great to sup­port a lo­cal cause.

En­try is $10. For more in­for­ma­tion and to en­ter, visit the Es­p­lande Ho­tel Fre­man­tle web­site.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d485851

Fre­man­tle Men's Com­mu­nity Shed pres­i­dent Bill John­stone, Marie Perez from Fre­man­tle Bar­ber Co and Ty­ron Fitz­patrick from the Beard So­ci­ety.

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