The Brothers of the Brush Beard competition is off to a great start with 15 participants. Each contestant signed up on April 27th at Perry City Hall. Competition has begun from now until the August 6th judging. “We have several rookies and established beard and mustache competitors”, said Ron Leake, Perry Sesquicentennial chairman. Each contestant received a commemorative Brothers of the Brush button for participating. It’s not to late to sign-up for the established beard or mustache competition. Competitors can sign-up for those categories even on the day of the contest. Any future rookie competitors must start clean shaved and sign-up in person with Maxine Moore, beard contest chair. For more information about the Perry Sesquicentennial visit www.perrymo150.com or contact the beard contest chair at 573-565-8009.