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November 20, 2012

Gingerbread house fundraiser announced

NORMAN — Aging Services Inc. recently announced its fourth annual Gingerbread House Competition and Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave. The event is held in conjunction with the Moore Public Library’s Holiday Gala.

The competition is open to the public and includes six categories: Professional, corporate, family, kit, adult and teen. Prize baskets will be awarded in each category along with a prize for the gingerbread house that is chosen as Best In Show.

“Creative entries are strongly encouraged,” event organizer, Kathleen Wilson, said. “We want people to use their imaginations. House designs can be anything from realistic to fantasy, as long as they are made from 100 percent gingerbread and other edible materials.”

Entries must be 18 inches or less in height and must have a base (may be non-edible) that does not exceed 18 inches by 18 inches. Entries can be returned to their makers or can be sold in the silent auction that also is part of the event. The competition is held in partnership with Platt College’s Culinary Arts Program. Proceeds from the event will benefit Aging Services Inc.

In addition to the Gingerbread house competition, Aging Services Inc., with their partners at the Moore Public Library and the Platt College Culinary Arts Program, will host a silent auction, which will include some of the gingerbread houses, gift items, University of Oklahoma memorabilia and many other items.

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