This year’s 13th Annual Gingerbread House Contest received 22 entries–the most we’ve seen in quite a while! Thank you to everyone who entered and for all of the hard work and creativity that went into the creation of these edible masterpieces! We would also like to thank the Ramada Ligonier for hosting the contest! Voting for Community Favorite runs through Friday, December 8. Cast your vote in the lobby of the Ramada!

Don’t forget, you can also bid on your favorite Gingerbread Houses in the ongoing silent auction! If you place the winning bid, you will get to take the House and display it in your own home or business this holiday season. What a great way to add to your decorations! All proceeds from the bidding and donations will go to the Ligonier Valley Fire Companies. Why not add to your holiday decorations and support a great cause at the same time?

2017 Gingerbread House Contest Winners:

Community Favorite: “Santa’s Workshop” by Claire Benning

Children’s Division:

1st Place: “Santa’s Workshop” by Claire Benning

2nd Place: “Winter Wonderland” by NHS Small Steps Learning Center

Honorable Mentions: “A Colorful, Winter Wonderland” (Covenant Christian Preschool), “Gingerbread Vacation” (Anna Stauffer), “Santa’s Mansion” (Addison Gray), “The Weekender” (Madeline Leighty), “Gingerbread Boy, Jr” (Isaac Leighty)

Adult Traditional:

1st Place: “Deck the Halls” by Colleen Gonda

2nd Place: “Winter Dream” by Matthew Rummel

Adult Creative:

1st Place: “In the Woods” by Donna Rorabaugh

2nd Place: “There Was an Old Woman” by Susan Wright