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Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Winners announced for inaugural ‘Gingerbread House Competition’

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art gingerbreadThe Franklin Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural “Gingerbread House Competition” at Franklin’s Town Hall during this year’s Winter Wonderland.

 

Nineteen bakers designed, baked and decorated their creation of gingerbread houses and entered them into the competition. Twelve houses were entered in the Children/Youth Division and seven in the Adult Division.

Entries were judged on a scale of 1 to 10 based on overall appearance, originality, difficulty and workmanship. The judges awarded the following entries in the child/youth division: Grand Champion—Kendall Rumans; Second Place—Abbi Hopkins and Erica Myers; Third Place—children from the Awtrey, Coker and Beller families; with honorable mention—Clint Cabe and Canaan Drake. In the adult division: Grand Champion—Laurie Beegle, Second Place—Revonda Roten; Third Place—Mickey McIver and Susan McGrath; with honorable mention—Lisa Marling and Sarah Dills.

The public favorites were Awtrey, Coker and Beller Families in the child/youth division and Laurie Beegle in the adult division.

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