Twenty-Fourth Annual Woolly Bear Contest

Twenty-Fourth Annual Woolly Bear Contest

Once again, this October, just as the swallows traditionally come back each year to Capistrano, California, the buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio, and Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow up in Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania, Woolly Bears will be putting in their annual appearance in our area and we at The Hagerstown Almanack will be expecting them to show up at Woolly Bear Headquarters.
The contest began October 1st and the deadline for entries is October 31. The two categories once again will be the "Cutest and Cuddliest" and the "Biggest and Woolliest". The person entering each winning candidate will receive $100.00 and the runners up in each category will receive $25.00.
All entries should be taken to Woolly Bear Headquarters, which is located on Eastern Boulevard between the Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard. The address is 1120 Professional Court, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD. Please DO NOT mail entries. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Again, we would like to assure one and all who might be concerned about the welfare of the contestants, all needs are carefully attended to and, following the judging, they will be released back to a natural habitat. We encourage all of you to keep your eyes peeled for outstanding examples of our furry friend and join us in the fun.