Gingerbread Houses at Aaron Cutler Memorial Library

December 20, 2013

by Gloria Lavoie

Families had fun creating unique houses and structures using whatever sweets and treats they could muster.  Litchfield’s Aaron Cutler Memorial Library encouraged their participants to enter into one of six categories in the library’s annual holiday gingerbread contest.

All entries were made of edible materials and were judged on creativity and neatness.  Entries included adorable replicas of the 1924 library; built with gingerbread, pretzels, peppermint candies and coconut.  There were princess castles, tree houses, cottages and a train.  There was no shortage of creativity; an ice cream cone was used for a pine tree and pretzel rods were used for a ladder to a first place tree house entry.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library group, this contest was a fun and sweet smelling way to welcome the holidays at the historic library.

There are 19 gingerbread houses on display in the children’s room until December 28.

Contest winners:

Age 3-5 – Nathan Green

Age 6-8 – Sarah Hart and Matthew Hart

Age 9-12 – Grace Theberge

Teen – Michael Bardwell

Adult – Chris Chew

Family – The Theberge family

Grand prize – Hagrid’s Hut by Kerri Antosca