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The Gingerbread countdown is on! Only nine days remain until the big event! On Sunday a crowd of Valley kids and parents gathered 'round at the Big Picture for some gingerbread fun. Kids decorated houses while their folks got ready to tackle a variety of gingerbread plans.
Ashley Woods and Dave Hodgson, both veterans in the gingerbread business, explained some fundamentals, demonstrating how to make and use durable icing and candy glass, and answered questions.
The sixth annual Gingerbread Contest and tour event will be held at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield, December 5 to 7. Everyone is welcome to participate; there is a per house entry fee. The gingerbread projects should be completely edible to be eligible for the contest. The deadline to enter is Friday, December 5.
All gingerbread projects should be brought to the Big Picture between 5 and 8 p.m. on that day. The projects will be judged and ribboned and the display will open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The display will also be open Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Dough is available for sale at the Warren School. Please call Ashley Woods at 496-4170 for more info.