Pioneer Days 1999

Beard Growing Contest  Due to the large number of photos, this page may take a while to load, please be patient.
Thursday, Sept. 16th to Saturday, October 16th

Click here for before and after pictures.

Clockwise from upper left:

Top Row, the winners:
Contestant #8 Steven, for longest and fullest
Contestant #5  Billy T, for uniqueness, orignal design - note the T shaved onto his chin
5 State Champion Barbershop Quartet "The Energizers" performed
The post beard entrants
Runner-up Contestant #10 Mitch gets a shave from Judge Rod Otto of Hastings Barbershop
There was a pretty good turnout.

This year's new addition to the month long slate of events for Pioneer Days í99 was a beard-growing contest, sponsored by Solid Shave, a new concept in shaving for men and women.  The contest was begun Sept. 16, when entrants gathered at Kersting Court to register and have their pre-beard photographs taken.   All entrants received Solid Shave just for entering.

Judging took place on Oct. 16th at Renaissance Plaza, to the accompaniment of a barbershop quartet from the San Gabriel Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.  The Quartet was 5-State champion "The Energizers" The Judge was Rod Otto of Hastings Ranch Barbershop, located in Renaissance Plaza.

There were two categories for judging: most growth and fullness, and originality/unique design.

The winner in each category received dinner for two at any of Sierra Madreís restaurants, Lozano, Corfu, Cajun Way, etc., it was the winnerís choice.  In addition, winners  received a $25 gift certificate to any Sierra Madre retailer, Once Upon A Time, Leonora Moss, Gerspach and Cecil, etc., again it was the winnerís choice.  Each winner also received a shave (if they choose to shave) and a haircut by menís grooming specialist Sheryl of Briana Salon for Hair, a $40 value.  Prizes were provided by Solid Shave, available at Briana Salon for Hair. Last updated 9/19/00

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