Time to create those gingerbread houses

Christmas Tour right around the corner

The Stevens County Historical Society will again sponsor and host a Gingerbread House contest during their annual Open House at the Keller Heritage Park Dec. 2, 3, and 4.

There is no cost to enter the contest and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Judging will be completed prior to the annual Christmas Tour.

Applications for the contest are available at Happy’s Gift Shop in downtown Colville (next to the clock tower).

A People’s Choice prize will be decided by popular vote during the three-day Open House. Gingerbread houses will be on display for voting in the Fort Colville Museum.

Gingerbread Houses can be created in any size, but the board holding the house cannot exceed 20 inches by 20 inches. The houses should be made and constructed with edible components and should not overhang the board.

Houses are to be brought to the Museum Wednesday, Nov. 30 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless other arrangements are made.

The contest is part of the Historical Society’s 38th annual Christmas celebration that includes the Christmas decorated Keller House, Fort Colville Museum Open House, Gingerbread House contest and the Mitten tree for donations on Dec. 2-4 from 2 to 7 p.m. each day.