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Beard and Stache Fest Grows In Fremont

By Sean Keeley · January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

It’s always been a blessing and a curse that I don’t really grow much facial hair. As such I’ve never bothered letting it grow. I finally decided to let loose the whiskers and stopped shaving two weeks ago. What resulted was one of the finest neck beards this world has ever known…and not much else. Disappointed with the results, I shaved it off this weekend.

I’ve come to terms with the fact that my visage will never grace a roll of Brawny paper towels nor will I ever be mistaken for the Gorton’s Fisherman. However if either of those things seem like a possible career choice for you and your facial hair, let me suggest a first-step on the road to beard-y greatness.

The Beard & Stache Fest is coming to The High Dive this Sunday, January 9th, at 1:00 p.m. It’s the Contestant Picture Party, in which 100 lucky, facially-haired gentlemen will be selected and photographed for the contest. So what does one win for having the finest facial offerings? I don’t know, exactly, but it’s for charity so who cares, right?

Step right up and become one of our fabulous 100 furry men that will compete for facial hair glory! We’re looking for Seattle’s hairiest men to come out and have their picture taken for a great cause – Treehouse, Seattle’s non profit organization that helps foster kids in the area.

Join us Sunday, January 9th, 2011 from 1 to 4pm at The High Dive in Fremont and join the competition. Its fun and free to add your facial hair to the cause and there’s plenty of goodies and prizes in store. Participating beards and/or mustaches will be a part of a team of five, and their pictures will be displayed on individual donation cans at select locations. So, if you can commit to having your picture displayed on a donation can to benefit an awesome foundation (I know, you think you’re not photogenic, but believe us… we think you’re adorable) then you are a perfect candidate.

Treehouse is a great service that provides services to foster children including money for extra-curricular activities, professional education support, clothing and supplies for school. If you’ve got facial hair and want to help, make sure to come out for the Fest (Pretty sure you can show up if you don’t have facial hair too).

For more info check out the Fest’s official site and keep an eye on the Twitterfeed.

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