Amateur bakers are invited to help create one of the most enjoyable displays at Woodland Lights – the twelfth annual collection of gingerbread houses.
“The gingerbread house display at Woodland Lights brings joy to thousands of people every year. Adults and children working in their kitchens throughout the Miami Valley make it possible,” said Woodland Lights Coordinator Linda Madden. “We hope people will get into the holiday spirit early this year by sharing their favorite gingerbread creations with the community.”
Entries for the Woodland Lights Gingerbread Art Competition are due on Monday, Nov. 26. Bakers can enter individually or in groups. Categories include: adults, youth 7 to 18, preschoolers, and groups such as families, community organizations and schools. Professional bakers also have a category.
Families especially are encouraged to submit entries, Madden said. “Working in the kitchen helps bring families together. Designing, baking and decorating a gingerbread house provides a wonderful intergenerational opportunity.”
Individuals who place first in their category will receive an Active 90 Pass which provides free entrance for 90 days to the recreation center’s aquatic activities, fitness center, running track, open gym and climbing wall and to Rec West’s gym, theater and game room. Second place winners receive five daily passes. Registered participants who win as part of a group will receive two daily passes.
Gingerbread house entries should be taken to the Stolz Building, behind the Washington Township Recreation Center, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Gingerbread judging takes place Thursday, Nov. 29th. Entering is free. For additional information, call 438-7985 or check their website.