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What: Festival of Gingerbread
When: During regular hours Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. starting Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 15.
Where: The History Center, 302 E. Berry
Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children 2-years-old and older.

The Festival of Gingerbread Activity Schedule:
November 30: Create your own ornament from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $1
December 1: Holidays around the World from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $1
December 3: Free admission night from 5 to 9 p.m.
December 7: Visit Santa Claus from 1 to 3 p.m.
December 8: Storytelling from 1 to 3 p.m.
December 14: “Science of Sugary Structures” presented by Science Central lets you explore sturdy (and not so sturdy) structures by making your own creation using graham crackers, candies, toothpicks and icing. Cost: $3.
December 15: Decorate gingerbread cookies from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $1 each cookie.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 7:44 am

The History Center announced the winners of the 2013 Festival of Gingerbread Sunday, Nov. 24. The Festival has grown to include more than 100 creations made by entrants from the lower elementary grades to professional culinary artists who vie to win prizes in the multiple levels of entries.

Pre-K through 2nd grade individual:

1st: Mackenzie Blume

2nd: Tim Smith

3rd: Nolan Roehm

Pre-K through 2nd grade group:

1st: Girl Scout Troop 00208

2nd: Emmaus Kindergarten #2

3rd: Oak Farm Montessori P1

3rd through 6th grade individual:

1st: Austin Johnson

2nd: Ryley Saxe

3rd: Nora Rusher

3rd through 6th grade group:

1st: Holy Cross Lutheran School

2nd: Girl Scout Troop 27912 #7

3rd: Girl Scout Troop 20169

Teen individual:

1st: Larissa Johnson

2nd: Susanna Schrenk

3rd: Victoria Etzler

Teen group:

1st: Nicole and Cheyenne- Anthis Career Center

2nd: Whitko High School Life Skills Class #4

3rd: Whitko High School Life Skills Class #1

Adult individual:

1st: Jennifer Spurgeon

2nd: Karen Peters

3rd: Caren Merz

Adult group:

1st: Ferguson Girls

2nd: The Eaglesons

3rd: Ivy Tech Hospitality Club


1st: Leer Family

2nd: Roehm Family

3rd: Fritz Family


1st: Allison Corbrey

2nd: Country Kitchen

3rd: Becky and Mary Kelty

Historical theme student:

Larissa Johnson

Historical theme adult:

The Eaglesons

Rules for Festival of Gingerbread: 1. The base must be solid, preferably wood or plastic. Remember, the base must be solid as the house will be moved several times. 2. The measurements of the base must be a maximum size of 24” wide by 28” long or minimum size of 12” wide by 12” long. 3. Electricity must be self-contained and the participant must attach instructions on how to turn on and off. 4. Each entry should have some gingerbread on it. This is a requirement for all categories to be eligible for judging. 5. The entries will be judge by category on a point system and the judges' decisions are final.