Thank you to everyone who entered our first ever ESD Connects gingerbread contest. It was so fun to see all the colorful and creative structures! And ESD staff loved voting–95 people placed votes! It would have been too difficult for judges to decide, so thank you for your vote.

The winners are announced the bottom, but first, here are the names of the gingerbread artists…

Entry #1 Small Christmas Village – Carrie Hennigar

Entry #2 Wild West Saloon – Melissa Burt and daughter, Alice

Entry #3 Custom Country Cabin – Lisa Birney

Entry #4 Elegant Chalet – Eliza Cornelison

Entry #5 Mountain Village – Your HR Team

Entry #6 OT & SLP Therapy Center – Joanna Blanchard & Rachel Schlangen

Entry #7 M&M Mansion – Kelly McPherson’s sons

Entry #8 Colorful House – Rich Scogin & his daughter

Entry #9 Fun Village – Lisa Birney’s special ed class

Congratulations to our winners, the gingerbread masters for 2019:

  • 1st Place – Melissa Burt, Old West Saloon – $20 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place – Carrie Hennigar, Small Christmas Village – $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Since Melissa tallied the votes and helped organize the contest, she is giving her gift card prize to Lisa Birney to use for her class–they did a great job! Thanks again to everyone who participated, and happy holidays! Have a warm and restful winter break.