The Angel Tree Project is hosting their annual fundraiser, this year a haunted gingerbread house building contest. The fun happens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 724 Trueman Rd. in Gibsons (next to the United Church). As well as the gingerbread house building, the event includes a silent auction, hot dogs, treats and haunted things.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories: business, organization and school, family and individual as well as a Sunshine Coast people’s choice award.
The size is not to exceed 24 inches high, 24 inches wide and 24 inches long. Entries must be placed on a board base (1/2” plywood is suggested). Write your name, town, phone number and entry number on the underside of your base.
Entries can be dropped off the night before (on Friday, Oct. 26) between 5 and 7:30 p.m. or on Saturday morning between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Include with your entry two typed 3” by 5” cards with a description of your design and include any unique features or materials used in the construction process. The top of your card should have the name of your gingerbread entry and entry number. Do not include your name in the name of your gingerbread entry; doing so will disqualify you from the contest. Attach one copy to your display and one copy with your name and entry number on the second copy to the organizers’ table.
Except for the base, entries must be constructed and composed of edible materials. The main structure should be constructed primarily of gingerbread. The best of gingerbread house decorating is limited only by your imagination and how much candy you can get on there. The theme for this year is a haunted gingerbread house. The house can be of any shape or design, as long as it has a roof, is made of gingerbread and candy and looks haunted in some way.
Judging will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, by 11 a.m. The people’s choice award will be announced at the end of the event so each person has a chance to vote on their favourite. Judges’ decisions are final; announcements will be made at the end of the event at 3 p.m.
For more information, rules and regulations and an official registration form, call 604-886-2998 or 604-886-2333, or check Facebook: Angel Tree Project.
The Angel Tree Project helps children, elderly, families in distress and people in transition, only on the Sunshine Coast.