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Folklife center names gingerbread house winners

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Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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“SAINT SELENA MARIE Cathedral,” created by the staff and residents of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, won both the Organizations category and the People’s Choice award in this year’s Vermont Folklife Center’s gingerbread house competition.

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury has announced the winners of its 17th annual gingerbread house competition, held in December. Staff report that well over a thousand visitors came to see the display.

This year’s (optional) theme was “Folklore: Emoji, Rainbow Unicorns and Lolcats,” which celebrated contemporary, electronic creativity by bringing it off screens and into the real world — as gingerbread.

The winners are as follows:

Children: “A Sushi Feast for the Holidays!” by Nora Wootten and Ireland Young.

Families 11 and younger: “Santa’s Piano” by Maddie Crowne and Mary Douglas.

Families 12 and older: “North Pole Express” by Sue and Darcy Staats.

Organizations: “Saint Selena Marie Cathedral” by Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Adults: “Attack of the Zemojies”  by  Tawnya Kiernan

Best of theme: “Attack of the Zemojies” by Tawnya Kiernan

People’s choice: “Saint Selena Marie Cathedral” by Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

For information on how to register for next year’s competition send an email request to [email protected] with the word “gingerbread” in the message line.

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