In its first year, the Athens Gingerbread House Competition was a roaring success thanks to you–Athens! Over 435 people of all ages viewed the 18 entries, which ranged from a team of elementary school students to a team of women who re-created their grandparents’ house out of gingerbread and dedicated it to their nationally-renowned baker and grandmother, Rosemary!
In the process, you gave over $1000 to the Young Urban Builders, a new youth development and jobs program of the Athens Land Trust, and more donations are being made everyday!
This year will likely prove to be the first of many years of very difficult competitions to judge. Thank you, Judges–Lori Bork Newcomer, Deb Dykstra, Susannah Flanigan, Kelly Girtz, and Carol Myers–for being ready to take on this task!
This year’s competition was made possible by a generous grant from the Athens-Clarke County Mayor’s Community Improvement Program Fund, and support from the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA), Athens Movement Practice, Athens Roofing, Big City Bread, Character Built, Christian Roofing & Remodeling, CollegeTown Properties, Epting Events, flagpole, Heirloom, Hi Lo Lounge, home.made, House Electric, Ike & Jane, Little Kings Shuffle Club, Lowe’s, Terrapin Beer Co., and V Taste Cakes.
The 2018 Organizing Committee of the Athens Gingerbread Guild would like to thank Wesley Abney, Carrie Bishop, Lorinda Crane, Jess Dunlap, Stephanie Flores, Jack Frierson, André Gallant, Katie Gasperec, Mike Hamby, Lawrence Jones, Beth Kindamo, Dan Lorentz, Andrea Neher, Celeste Sutton, Joey Tatum, Kelsey Thompson, Ashley Travieso, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, Meghann Verrier, and WUGA.
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See you next year!