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Rising Sun Bicentennial Beard Contest Voting Begins

Posted On March 24, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

curly-big-beard-03242014(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Online voting could get hairy when it opens Monday for a contest to celebrate the City of Rising Sun’s bicentennial.

In December, the city’s bicentennial committee announced the Bicentennial Beard Contest. It has challenged Ohio County residents to grow a beard and win up to $500. All the prizes to be awarded total $1,250.

Photos will be posted to the city’s Facebook page on Monday. Fans can vote on the “$500 People’s Choice Best Beard Award” by “liking” the photo of their favorite beard grower. Voting will continue through Sunday, March 30.

Prizes will also be given for longest beard, scruffiest beard, and the handsomest beard, though those contest winners are determined by the bicentennial committee.

The winners will be announced by the committee on Tuesday, April 1.

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