Gingerbread House Contest Results

Dec 20, 2016

Thank you to all who participated in our 4th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and to everyone who came and viewed the incredible creations. The contest was a huge success; this year we had a record number of entries including numerous participants in our newest category the "Little Ones".

We were thrilled and captivated by each and every unique entry. The Goring Family took home the Grand Prize for their "Home Sweet Home", judges cited the attention to detail of traditional house and garden. Sonya and Olivia Selig's intricate and imaginative "Japanese Wintery Tea Garden" won Second Place in the Adult category.

If you missed seeing these beautiful works of art you still have a chance, they are on display at the Hilton Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood until January 17th. We look forward to next year's contest!

Next Event

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM

From Fleece to Cloth: Shearing, Spinning, Weaving

Explore how cloth is made at this fun, interactive event. Spinning—twisting fiber like wool into useable thread or yarn—and weaving with the thread to create cloth—date back 1000’s of years. Watch a shearer collect wool by shearing the fleece of two woolly-coated visitors from Kafka Farms. Members of the Essex County Spinners Guild will demonstrate the craft of hand spinning to create yarn and weaving students from Columbia High School’s fiber program will show the basics of how thread is next woven together into cloth.


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