Gingerbread House Entries on Display at Hilton Library

Dec 23, 2014

Durand-Hedden hosted its 2nd annual Gingerbread House Competition on Sunday, December 7. A dozen amazing entries were brought to Durand-Hedden the day before. The day of the Contest filled the house with visitors who were able to view the houses, visit with Old Saint Nick, peruse the Maplewood Theater Exhibit, and shop at the charming Country Store. Theodore and Darwin Bourgeois Belotz (The Gingerbreaders) won the Grand Prize for the “Most Fantastical” entry, earning a trophy and $50 gift certificate. Other winners are listed below and included everything from “Best Technical Achievement” to “Most Original.” All houses, including two versions of Durand-Hedden in gingerbread, will be on display at the Hilton Library through January 10.

Team NameEntry NameAward
The Sanchez FamilyBear CampMost Original
The GingerbreadersLightsaver SantascoteGrand Prize/Most Fantastical
Amy GoringLiberty & Justice for AllBest Historical Interpretation
Stone House GirlsDream Ski ChaletBest Technical Achievement
Evelyn BesomReedville in WinterBest Use of Material
Grace TrenouthHansel and Gretel's DreamBest Fairytale Inspiration
Audrey MarvellFairy Queen's VillageMost Imaginative
Lilly WhiteGingerbread CottageMost Classic
Anthony ValenteCandy HouseCosiest Cottage

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