Center Point Man Wins Best Beard at State Fair

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By Larry Burkum

CENTER POINT, Iowa - A Center Point man entered his whiskers in the Iowa State Fair Beard Growing contest, and won a blue ribbon.

Harold Stephenson had the longest beard of the contestants from across Iowa. Stephenson's beard measures 41 inches. Dale Hornsby, Des Moines, had the second longest at 25 inches.

The contest was part of "Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions" in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each of five classes.

Complete results are below:

Best Groomed
1) Gary R. Miller, Pleasantville
2) Scott Siepker, Des Moines
3) Rich Appenzeller, Des Moines

Longest
1) Harold Stephenson, 41 inches, Center Point
2) Dale Hornsby, 25 inches, Des Moines
3) (No first name given) MacDonald, 16 inches, Des Moines

Most Unique
1) Kevin Thomas, Menlo
2) Joe Haywood, Lucas
3) Rick Appenzeller, Des Moines

Most Historic
1) Kevin Thomas, Menlo
2) Robby Pedersen, Jefferson
3) Bob Highland, Des Moines

Beard with Costume
1) Kevin Thomas, Menlo
2) Robby Pedersen, Jefferson
3) Rob Johnson, Des Moines

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