Friday, March 2 | Submitted by Joe Livingston | Downtown Central
Local philanthropic organization, the Queen City Beard & Moustache Federation has opened registration to their 3rd Annual Beard & Moustache Competition for Charity. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Patton Alley Pub and will be benefitting the Ozarks Food Harvest Backpack Program.
With the help of current sponsors Q102, Mother’s Brewing Company, His Image Haircuts, Clark & Sons Pools, Joe’s Furniture Fixin’ Co. and AURA Face + Body, the group has already raised over $1200 for the charity and are hoping to reach $6k by the end of the event.
“Q102 loves supporting the Queen City Beard and Moustache competition,” says Kristen Bergman, Program Director for Q102. “It’s unique, fun and supports local causes at the same time. Watching it grow has been a lot of fun!”
Last year, the competition brought in contestants from Kansas, Oklahoma and the Columbia areas and raised over $2.6k for Isabel’s House. This year, 21 contestants will walk away with a custom steel trophy or placard, sponsored by Sabo Fabrication as well as one Best In Show trophy sponsored by Squidfoo Art gallery.
Hooters is helping sponsor the judges panel with one of their ladies and the Federation is hoping local celebrity moustache man, Tom Trtan, will also be a guest judge. They will be scouting for one more guest judge to join the panel and are open to applicants.
Sponsorship packages are still available until Saturday, March 10. Businesses can sponsor the event by making a donation directly to Ozarks Food Harvest in the amount of $500, $250 or $100 in exchange for an advertising package. They are also looking for silent auction and raffle item donations for the event.
“We’re grateful for our partnership with the Queen City Beard & Moustache Federation and hope their event inspires more community members to open their hearts for at-risk children in our region,” said Denise Gibson, development director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “With the rising demand for food assistance in southwest Missouri, we rely on community support to help transform hunger into hope for 20,000 Ozarkers in need each week—of which, almost half are children.”
Contestants must pre-register for the competition on the Federation’s website at www.queencitybeards.com/
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