ShareThis Page
Food & Drink

Ligonier chamber, Manor library planning gingerbread contests

Mary Pickels
| Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Students from Yough Intermediate Middle School gifted program won 3rd place in the middle school division of the gingerbread contest at PPG Place's Wintergarden.
Submitted
Students from Yough Intermediate Middle School gifted program won 3rd place in the middle school division of the gingerbread contest at PPG Place's Wintergarden.
Melissa Bartels with her winning entry in the 2012 Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's gingerbread house contest.
Tribune-Review
Melissa Bartels with her winning entry in the 2012 Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's gingerbread house contest.
Creative bakers are welcome to dream up a decorative gingerbread house  design and enter the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Gingerbread House Contest. Deadline to submit an entry form is Nov. 21.
Ligonier.com
Creative bakers are welcome to dream up a decorative gingerbread house design and enter the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Gingerbread House Contest. Deadline to submit an entry form is Nov. 21.
Manor Public Library is offering area residents an opportunity to participate in its annual gingerbread contest this holiday season.
manorpubliclibrary.org
Manor Public Library is offering area residents an opportunity to participate in its annual gingerbread contest this holiday season.
Yough Area High School students' gingerbread design of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens won an honorable mention in this year's PPG Place Wintergarden's gingerbread house display and competition. The display will be open to visitors through Jan. 6.
Submitted
Yough Area High School students' gingerbread design of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens won an honorable mention in this year's PPG Place Wintergarden's gingerbread house display and competition. The display will be open to visitors through Jan. 6.

Area residents who enjoy the challenge of combining baking and construction skills can enter Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Gingerbread House Contest, held at the Ramada Ligonier on West Loyalhanna Street.

Sponsored by the Rolling Rock Club, this year's contest will benefit the Ligonier Valley fire departments.

Categories include: child, age 12 and under, who may create whatever their hearts desire; traditional, 13 and up, a basic house scene like the custom German gingerbread houses; and creative, 13 and up, other architectural structures, nontraditional themes, modern and whimsical.

Entry fee is $15 for child and $20 for adult categories. All entry fees and forms must be received by Nov. 21.

Delivery is from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, with the houses on public display Dec. 1 to 10.

Ballots will be available to vote for a community favorite until Dec. 8, and a silent auction on the houses will raise funds for the fire departments, with donations also accepted.

First and second prizes of $75 and $50 each will be awarded in all categories, with one overall best in show prize of $125.

Details: 724-238-4200 or ligonier.com/event/gingerbread-house-contest.

Manor library seeks builders

Manor Public Library director Stephanie Capasso says the facility also is holding its annual gingerbread contest.

The contest is open to children and families, and kits, graham cracker structures and homemade-from-scratch structures all are acceptable.

Creativity is encouraged, and bakers/builders are not restricted to designs in the shape of a house.

Entries will be accepted at the library from Dec. 2-9 during business hours.

Voting will be done by the public from Dec. 11-19, and individuals may vote once a day.

Registration forms are available at the library.

Details: 724-864-6850 or manorpubliclibrary.org.

PPG Place celebrating 15th annual display

The PPG Place Wintergarden will again show rows and rows of gingerbread house entries and a train display through Jan. 6.

Visitors are welcome from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

The Wintergarden will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas and New Year's days, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year's Eve.

Regional winners in this year's competition include Yough Intermediate Middle School's gifted program, House #588, third place; Yough Intermediate Middle School's gifted program, Houses #585 and #586, honorable mention tie; Yough High School, Phipps Conservatory, honorable mention.

From traditional gingerbread houses to beach homes, churches, castles and creche designs, area individuals, organizations, senior citizens, students and chefs have created visions of eye candy not to be missed.

Admission is free. Donations are collected for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Free Care Fund.

Details: ppgplace.com/firectory/wintergarden.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401, mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me