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Gingerbread Extravaganza contest entries due Dec. 2-4

Nov 21, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED Thirty-six gingerbread houses, like these, were constructed by Fairfield Hy-Vee Bakery Department and Fairfield High School’s food classes. The houses were then decorated by artists, volunteers and students and are now on display at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The houses are being sold to benefit 1st Fridays Art Walk, Fairfield Art Association and the chamber of commerce. The houses will be on display for the Dec. 6 art walk in businesses around the square and other prominent locations.

Continuing a Fairfield holiday tradition, Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfield Art Association have once again partnered to present the Gingerbread Extravaganza as the centerpiece for the Dec. 6 art walk.

Events are well underway with the building of 36 gingerbread houses by Fairfield Hy-Vee Bakery Department and Fairfield High School’s food classes. The houses were then decorated by artists, volunteers and students and are now on display at the chamber of commerce.

The houses, all of which are for sale through the chamber office, will be sold to benefit 1st Fridays Art Walk, Fairfield Art Association and the chamber of commerce. The houses will be displayed for the Dec. 6 art walk in businesses around the square and other prominent locations.

In addition to these holiday “homes,” a gingerbread contest will be open to anyone interested in building a gingerbread “extravaganza” entry.

Three categories are planned this year: children 14 and younger; adults; and other, which includes groups, businesses, organizations or corporations.

Submissions can be as simple as a cottage or as extravagant as one of the previous award winners: the Library of Congress building.

Ribbons will be given in each category, and a grand prize winner will receive four tickets to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s holiday show “Cherish the Ladies — Celebrate a Celtic Christmas” on Dec. 14.

Contest entries can be dropped off between 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2-4 at the convention center.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Fairfield 1st Friday Art Walk website at www.faifieldartwalk.org or requested by emailing fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.

Judging will be done Dec. 5, and all of the entries will be on display during the Dec. 6 art walk.

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