Paul Roof, founder and Commander, Holy City Beard & Moustache Society, announces their 2014 competition is scheduled for May 24th. A full schedule of events is planned.
Roof said, “The event takes place Memorial Day weekend. The welcoming pre-party will take place Friday the night before at the Recovery Room. Saturday we are at Tattooed Moose and the Sunday Brunch is set for Holy City Brewery. ”
“Last year we had over 195 contestants, 700 spectators and raised over $6,000 for Lowcountry Women with Wings - Rising Above Ovarian Cancer. Contestants came from as far as Texas, New York, California & Michigan.”
According to Roof, this is a charity event. “Every year 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and within 5 years, 15,000 of them will die. There is no reliable screening test for early detection of ovarian cancer. The LowcountryWomen with Wings program was established by Terry Scharstein, an ovarian cancer patient, in partnership with the Center for Women. Lowcountry Women with Wings provides education and support services to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, their caregivers and families. The Center for Women offers programs on legal, financial and family issues as well as individual counseling and support groups.”
Announced competitive categories include sideburns, goatee, Donegal/Amish, moustache (styled & natural), full beard styled moustache, college beard, full beard freestyle, partial beard freestyle, ladies artificial (creative & realistic), gray beard, full beard natural (> 12 inches & < 12 inches. There will also be two Best in Show Awards.