Monday, November 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Verbatim: Festival of Gingerbread winners announced
The Journal Gazette
The History Center issued this news release today:
The History Center has announced winners of the 32nd annual Festival of Gingerbread competition.
Pre-K to 2nd Grade Individual
1. Kate Ellis
2. Connor Dreibelbis
3. Lance Oliver
Pre-K to 2nd Grade Group
1. Most Precious Blood Daisies Troop 51156
2. Audra Estabrook and Lili Neff
3. Early Childhood Alliance- Heather Elser
3rd to 6th Grade Individual
1. Mackenzie Nees
2. Jaime Izak
3. Shelby Anderson
3rd to 6th Grade Group
1. American Heritage Girls Explorer
2. Pack 3430 B
3. Pack 3430 A
1. Sydney Herbst
2. Leila Niblick
3. Lacey Johnson
1. American Heritage Girls Pi/Pa
2. The Gingerbread Festival Presents- Harry Styles: Live on Tour
3. Hayenna Daphora
1. Jenny Schroeder
2. Danielle Oliver
3. Laura Bertsch
1. Cookie Friends
2. The Mcdonald/DeStefano Family
3. Leona’s Girls
1. Cindy Means- Grandma & Grandkids
2. The Schenkel Family
3. The DeMartino Family
1. Ferguson Girls
2. Susan Paris
3. Aaron Hapner
Historical Theme Student
Historical Theme Adult
People’s Choice Awards and honorary awards will be announced at the end of the Festival.
The public can preview these winners and all of the 102 gingerbread creations during Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights beginning at 3pm until 9pm for $3 per person as well as visit with Santa Claus beginning at 5pm.
Now in its 32nd year, the Festival, which raises money to support programs at the History Center, has become a holiday tradition that boasts an attendance of more than 12,000, who come annually to see the fanciful gingerbread creations on display. Hanning and Bean Enterprises, Inc. is this year’s title sponsor.
The Festival of Gingerbread opens with special extended hours on November 24 and closes December 10.
Admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors and youth, and free to children age 2 and under.
For hours during the Festival of Gingerbread and for a complete schedule of events visit the History Center’s Facebook page or www.fwhistorycenter.com or call 260.426.2882
The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.