Can you build the best gingerbread house in Oakwood? This year, the Gingerbread House Competition is expanding from just classroom entries to both classroom AND public entries. It's your time to shine! Register your group (family, neighbors, friends, social club, etc.) by Sunday, November 17 to enter the competition. You could win a gingerbread prize and the pride and admiration of all the city! Entries will be judged on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8 during regular Library hours. The winners will be announced at the 80th Jubilee on Sunday, December 8.
Though displayed in the same room, separate competitions will be held for classrooms and public entries. Categories include, for both classrooms and the public: Best Overall; Oakwood Spirit; and People's Choice. Entries will judged on Edibility, Creativity, Appearance, and Story. All entries must fit on a library-provided base and must be identified by a library-provided story card. The Library will provide a limited supply of graham crackers and royal icing mix to classrooms only. The Library will not provide electricity or any maintenance to the entries. Public groups are responsible for transporting their entries to and from the Library. Any entries remaining at the Library after the building closes on Sunday, December 15 will be discarded. Please contact Jacqui Taylor, Youth Services Coordinator, with any questions.