The Gingerbread Cottages Competition has ended!
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity’s 2011 Gingerbread Holiday Cottages Competition sponsored by The Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge; Timberland Bank; Olympia Federal Savings; MSGS Architects; ROXY 94.5 Radio: Earth Friendly Products, WSECU, Simpson Door Company; State Farm Insurance; Selden’s Home Furnishings; Olympia Supply Company; and, Olympia Downtown Association, was a huge success. This event was a fun way to learn about Habitat and how it impacts the community and families who become Partners. What a very family-friendly kickoff to the holidays! This year’s competition was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27, from noon to 5PM at the Olympia Ballroom above the Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia.
We had 25 cottages entered and countless people visited this event. Start planning for next year, 2012–we expect larger crowds and hope to see your entry.
1st place prize went to Melissa Sanders’ A Who House, sponsored by Chef Deb Smith, SPSCC Culinary Arts Program/Pastry Division.Click here to see the video Chef Deb and SPSCC put together as the students created a Dr. Suess Holiday Village of gingerbread.
2nd place prize went to Leslie Gilliland’s (Holly Hodgson and Jenifer Gilliland) Christmas in Russia.
3rd place prize AND “People’s Choice” winner went to Jeni Houghton’s Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by Centerpiece Cakes.
Youth Award went to Girl Scout Troop 40213: Juniors and Cadettes’ Camping Girl Scout Style.
Our esteemed delegate of volunteer judges for this year’s event were:
Be sure to checkout the other outstanding and creative Holiday Gingerbread entries sponsored by SPSCC Culinary Arts Program/Pastry Division, Chef Deb Smith; David Bills; Harbor Wholesale Foods; Calvary Chapel of Olympia; Centerpiece Cakes; Compushare Management Systems, Inc., GoodTherapy.org, and Frost & Company, P.S. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 400 Overhulse Rd in Olympia, The Mailbox, and Olympia Art & Frame.
SPS Habitat for Humanity,415 Olympia Avenue NE, Olympia WA 98501, is a non-profit 501(c)3, building decent and affordable homes.