Gingerbread contestants taste sweet success
From castles to a football stadium, the River Falls Public Library's annual gingerbread competition was filled with creative confections this year.
The contest is co-sponsored by the library and River Falls State Bank, which provided the prize money and one of the three judges. The entries were split into two age groups — adults and youth 16 and under, and two categories; architectural — including houses and other structures — and whimsical, which could be just about anything, according to library event coordinator Katie Chaffee.
The prizes were $50 for first place and $25 for second place in all regular categories. Somerville will share her winnings with her friend Sophie Cuzupryna, Hudson, who helped her build the house. Somerville and her cousin, 7-year-old Jorah Somerville, Hudson, make gingerbread houses with their grandmother Sue Somerville, River Falls, each year.
For more photos, see the Dec. 19 print edition of the River falls Journal.