Just down the road from the hospital where we spent so much time from October to December, there was a Silent Auction event that involved a Gingerbread Festival.
These houses were made by people like you and me, not chefs and bakers like the CandyLand scene was at the Hanover Inn. A silent auction was held so that anyone could take a gingerbread house home with them to enjoy throughout the season and help others. Everyone also got to vote for their favorite in each category.
The auction was for the benefit of The Family Place .
I know you’ll enjoy the delightful gingerbread houses I took photos of. There were SO many and I didn’t get them all. I just took photos of some of my favorites. There were gingerbread masterpieces made by individuals, groups; adults and children.
Mary Poppins’ House –
This won First Place
The Three Little Pig’s house – so cute!
This Statue of Liberty was done by a family friend, Michael Z. He does outstanding work in gingerbread. Last year he won First Prize and this year, Third Prize. Hurray, Michael!!
Happy Camper makes me smile with the Pop Tart sleeping bags.
Sweet little Indian Village
Maple Rock Farm Candy Stand – Clever!
Happy Anniversary Yellowstone National Park–one of my biggest favorites!
Side view; had to make sure you saw the Ranger Bear!
Love this Shredded Wheat roof.
Blue Christmas is so dainty and lovely.
Chateau de Chocolat
These were just the tip of the iceberg. There were so many! They were all delightful! They raised tons of money for The Family Place and we’re so happy to know that.
Now, I shared how I was baking the gingerbread for our daughter’s church for the kids to decorate. Here is a photo of the gingerbread church before candy but with the stained glass windows lit. DH made a base for the church and wired a light for the inside so the windows could be lit. Magical!
And the church decorated with candy by the children.