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Fourth annual Beard and Moustache Competition

Judges inspect the contestants in the freestyle beard category.  (David Hansen )
John Banks sports his bearded hawk.  (David Hansen )
Jeff Carta, winner for partial beard. Carta has won national awards for his beard.  (David Hansen )
Nate Capra of Irvine.  (David Hansen )
Best in show and freestyle beard winner John Banks of Pinon Hills won $250 plus his statue made out of wood.  (David Hansen )
Brandi, left, and Lorin Smith drove in from the high desert community of Ridgecrest.  (David Hansen )
Even 7-year-old Leo Zahn got into the act. He was selling snacks for Cub Scout Pack 1004 in Fountain Valley.  (David Hansen )
Artist John Mahoney, left, starts to carve the bust of John Banks, winner of best in show.  (David Hansen )