Gingerbread House competition returns to The Centre Saturday | Events
The Centre’s Exhibit Hall will house the 2012 Aurora Gingerbread House Competition on Saturday, December 1. The public, with the admission of an easy-open can of food or winter item, can watch the 9:30am to 2:30pm Gingerbread House building, the judging and the 4:00pm award ceremony. The building will be open to the public from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
As many as 80 teams will compete from all over the Midwest. There will be local and regional Celebrity Judges and Emcees, entertainment, Silent Auction items, and a variety of Gingerbread activities. For more information or a registration form visit www.auroraevansville.org.
In an effort to raise funds and awareness for Aurora and its’ mission to end homelessness, the Midwest Gingerbread House Competition and Holiday Showcase was developed in 2011. It’s designed to be a fun, friendly contest consisting of the holiday tradition of building gingerbread houses.
Unlike other competitions, Aurora’s twist on the event is the construction of the showpieces onsite. This is not only a chance for the public to view the techniques and skills of professionals, amateurs and youth, but the “building” symbolizes what Aurora works to accomplish everyday through its’ services: creating foundations and hope for those individuals and families who have no one else.
You are invited to make a gingerbread house to help the homeless, or come watch as professionals, amateurs and youth all compete in different divisions to help raise funds and awareness for the homeless in our area. Live holiday music, shopping booths, a silent auction, a gingerbread workshop for kids and pictures with Santa will be part of the event. It’s a fundraiser to benefit Aurora, Building Sweet Hope for the homeless in our community.
For competitors the Top prize for Amateurs is $1500, professionals $2500 and youth $500. Admission is free with donation of a canned good or hygiene product. Monetary contributions are also welcome. More details and entry forms can be found at the Aurora website: http://www.auroraevansville.org/ or contact Aurora at 812-428-3246.