The mega powers of facial hair clashed in Louisville, KY on July 25th, 2o15 at Tim Faulkner Gallery. The Derby City Whisker club hosted their first ever “WhiskerMania” facial hair competition to raise funds and awareness for Active Heroes. Throughout the night, the event was fun and extremely competitive.
“I was really excited to be a judge and work with Derby City Whisker Club to support the Military Family Retreat,” said Active Heroes founder, Troy Yocum. “The competition was close for several categories and all the judges had to make last second decisions for many winners.”
The competition categories included Natural Mustache, Styled Mustache, Partial Beard, Chops, Goatee, Whaler, Partial Beard Freestyle, 5 to 10 inches Full Beard, 10 inches plus Full Beard, Full Beard Styled Mustache and Freestyle Beard. There also were two women categories: Fake Fantastic (Creative) and Fake Realistic.
“I am still on cloud 9. Whiskermania 2015 was one for the record books,” said Derby City Whisker Club member Kyle Waller. “I have been to other beard and mustache competitions but there was something magical and exciting about Whiskermania.”
Altogether there was over 400 people who came and dozens of competitors that faced off for the championship belts. It was a fantastic night that raised over $5500 for Active Heroes to support the military family reteat center in Shephersville, KY.
To learn more about Active Heroes, go to: https://activeheroes.org
To learn more about the Derby City Whisker Club, go to: https://www.facebook.com/derbycitywhiskerclub