The Vandalia Bicentennial Committee will be kicking off a unique fundraiser this Sunday and will take entries all next week. The Brothers of the Brush contest beard and mustache contest will kick off at the Community Picnic at Vandalia Junior High School. The contest is open to all males who are Vandalia residents and who are 18 and older. There will be two divisions, one called Rookies for those guys who are clean shaven prior to September 14 and one called Lifetimers for those guys with established facial hair prior to September 14. Within each of those divisions there will be categories for Longest Beard, Curliest Beard, Most Unique Beard, Best Lincoln Beard, Best Santa Claus Beard, Best Goatee and Best Mustache. Entry fee for the contest is $10 and a photo will be taken at the time the entry form and fee are submitted. A progress photo will be taken on March 30, 2019 with final judging to be held on June 15, 2019. Entries will be accepted during Sunday’s Community Picnic at the Vandalia Junior High School from 11:30am-2:00 and September 10-14 at Vandalia City Hall. No entries will be accepted after September 14. For more information, visit the Vandalia Bicentennial Facebook page.