Nov 27, 2015
The Durand-Hedden house invites bakers and confectioners of all ages – individuals, families, food professionals – to take part in its 2015 Gingerbread House Competition. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Interested in being a contestant? Enter by December 3. Winners will be revealed at the December 6 open house. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 6 to 13 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 14 to January 16.Enter the Competition!
The competition is open to all individuals, businesses, families, food professionals or any other combinations. Please complete one entry form for the team (include only the team captain’s contact info.) School-based teams may list the classroom teacher as the team captain.
The Durand-Hedden House will award a trophy and the title Grand Prize to one entry in the entire competition. All other winners will receive ribbons. In addition, the following prizes for the Durand-Hedden House Country Store will be awarded:
Judging will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Decisions of the judges will be final. Awards will be distributed at approximately 2:00 PM that day. Entries will be judged on four criteria:
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June 9, 2019, 1:00 PM
Juneteenth, an African American celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States, will be the focus of the June program in collaboration with the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. The afternoon will include dancers, storytelling, a quilt display, musicians, activities for families and children, Civil War Colored Troop reenactors, as well as information about New Jersey’s history of slavery, which continued up until the time of the Civil War.
As part of the celebration, we are sponsoring a student essay contest on communications barriers between people of different races. All students in grades 6 through 12 who are residents of Maplewood or South Orange are eligible. Deadline is May 28. Read more information about the contest.