The votes are in, and we have a winner! Westlake Patch readers have voted Rick Grane's literal interpretation of a bicentennial beard the best in the city.
A group of 10 men competed last week in the official at as the city celebrates its 200th birthday. The bewhiskered men each started with a clean-shaven face in July and grew their beards for four months in hopes of winning in categories like best beard, most innovative beard and longest beard.
, and you picked Grane's as the best with 27 votes, followed by Andrew Mangels with 10 votes and Mel Maurer with 7 votes.
See what judges Martha Campbell, Lisa Cruse, Tracy Heberle, Sylvia Scherm, Karen Wolf and Marian Zietz thought: