1) Newsbit of the Day: The First Swampscott Gingerbread House Contest
Public viewing & voting will take place from Dec. 11 thru Dec. 14 during regular Town Hall hours.
The public is invited to come in and vote. Please bring one non-perishable item or $1 for each ballot to be donated to My Brother’s Table.
- Gingerbread houses must be edible – Imagination is encouraged
- Authentic Categories – Entries must be made from gingerbread using only food materials
- Kits are allowed but imagination is encouraged to make each look different
- Entries must be on a base no bigger than 12” x 12”
- Gingerbread houses must be dropped off by Monday, Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m., at Town Hall where the Gingerbread committee will be setting up houses
- Non-winning entries MUST BE PICKED UP by 4:30 PM Monday, Dec. 17th. Any house not picked up will be destroyed.
- Winners will be displayed at Town Hall until Friday, Dec. 21
Awards will be judged on various categories:
Most Creative Best Holiday Spirit Best Adult (18 & over)
Best Teen (age 14-17) Best Youth (age 10-13) Best Child (9 & under)
Prizes will be awarded
The drop off and registration deadline is now Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will begin on Tuesday.
Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form:
Circle category you are entering: Adult Teen Youth Child
Make checks payable to: Town of Swampscott
Mail to: Gingerbread House Contest, Town Hall, 22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907
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