Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association’s Competition Tonight
If you are sporting anything from a 'goatee' to a 'ZZ', you might want to check out the Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association's competition!
The Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association has only been in existence for a short while, but interest in the group is growing. I attended one of their first meetings and was pleasantly surprised to see a few familiar (and partially hidden) faces!
My reason for having a beard has much less to do with the way it makes me look than the fact that I was forced to shave for almost 5 years (sometimes twice a day) while I was in the Army. My reasons for hanging out with the Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association? There are two: 1)They are a great group of guys (and a couple of cool women), and 2) I like beer.
The first meeting that I attended was back in January, and I met some great people, had some great beer, and was given the inspiration to enter a beard contest (you can still vote for my beard, btw. Granted, my beard is no way near as epic as Jason Leonard's. He is the founder of the LB&FHA).
The next meeting will be held on TONIGHT, at Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, and it's not just a meeting: it's a full-grown competition!! (You see what I did there?!?) There will be bands to provide the music, and food trucks to provide the grub. A part of the proceeds from tonight's gathering will go to Healing House. You can click on the Eventbrite posting for a list of the categories in the contest (ladies, you are included as well!). Sponsors for the event include Firehouse Moustache Wax and Downtown T-Shirts. The judges? I never thought you'd ask: Here is a list of the judges for the competition:
Mark Falgout – owner of The Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse.
Ken Veron – guitarist in the Mike Dean Band, real estate agent, and family of Café Vermilionville.
Vince Buckles – cast member from Sons of Guns on The Discovery Channel.
Susan Lenore – Trophy girl for the Southern Fried Beard & Moustache Club.
Tiffany Whitman – secretary for the Houston Facial Hair Club.
Here is the "Official Notice" that was posted in the Daily Advertiser, and posted on Facebook:
If you have it, or if you want it, if you love it, or if you simply loathe it and want to torture yourself and come to the competition/concert/feast/party: facial hair is "in" at the Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association's event!
(Invitations were sent out, but we haven't gotten an RSVP yet from Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Bert Reynolds, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Abraham Lincoln, Rosie O'Donnell or any of the members of ZZ Top.)