Winners of the 2015 Virginia Gingerbread House Competition
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
There are few times during the year that feel like the month of December and the holidays. The lights, the excitement of the children, giving and receiving of gifts, enjoying long lasting family traditions, creating new traditions, and most importantly families being together.
This year we decide to host the annual Gingerbread House Competition, a long lasting Cville tradition, because it is symbolic of our mission at the Ronald McDonald House of keeping families together. This year’s theme of the competition was “The Magic of Christmas”.
We wanted to offer the gingerbread competition to the Cville community as our gift for the holiday! Given the response we received, we can only conclude that the community enjoyed the gift!
With our first year as host, it has been a huge success! We had 30 gingerbread homes entered in the competition, and over 1200 people visiting the Omni Hotel to see display.
Here is what one of the chefs, Riki Tanabe, of Albemarle Baking Company had to say about the Gingerbread House Competition.
Dear Ronald McDonald House,
Thank you for brightening up the holiday season this year by hosting the 2015 gingerbread contest this year – – you all did a great job! It was nice to see all the excitement and smiles from the kids who came to see the display of gingerbread creations. I hope you can do this again next Christmas!
Though we kept all of our planning very simple for this first year of us hosting the competition, we hope to make it bigger and better in future years.
The Gingerbread House Competition is one part of a larger almost month long event called Virginia Gingerbread Christmas that features quite a few events starting off with the holiday book drive at Barnes & Noble, the Gingerbread House Competition, Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast, and concluding with the Mrs. Claus Invites event on December 16 of this year.
Thank You for making the Gingerbread House Competition event such a success!
View the official Virginia Gingerbread page and see more of the entries at Virginia Gingerbread Christmas.
Individual (Child 4 – 8)
#110, Ethan S.
Individual (Youth 9-12)
#103, Katelyn D.
#124, Dorothy C.
Individual (Amateur Adult)
#114, Clareen E.
#108, Patient Services/UVA
Team (Family) & People’s Choice
#116, Tremaglio Family
#125, GS Jr. Troop 739
#128, Riki T., Albemarle Baking Co.