(Ginger)bread winners: Marblehead Family Fund festival sees spirited competition

Once again this year, the Marblehead Family Fund, in partnership with the Marblehead Museum, organized a Gingerbread Festival, with entries on display throughout Christmas Walk weekend at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion.

An esteemed panel of judges had the daunting task of bestowing just one blue ribbon in each of seven categories. They ultimately settled on the following roster of winners:

  • Best Ages 5 and Under – Winnie and Norah’s House (Creators: Winnie and Norah)
  • Best Ages 6 to 10 – Gnome Sweet Home (Creator: Daniel Koch)
  • Best Classic – New England Church (Creators: Paul and Mimi)
  • Most Creative – A Mischief in the Library (Creators: The Dissette Family, Mary, Mike and Lilly)
  • Best Business – Even Keel (Creators: Even Keel)
  • Best School – Future Village in 100 Years (Creators: Village School Grade 6, Team BFC)
  • Most Marblehead – Boosters All Sports (Creators: Marblehead Boosters)

Making those difficult calls were the following volunteer judges: Town Moderator Jack Attridge, Heather Dalton, owner of Seaside Allure; Sara Timm-Bane, co-owner and captain of programming at Marblehead Parenting & Tot Club; Emily Farnsworth-Brankman, owner of Sea Salt; Colleen Inglis, owner of West Shore Baking; and Lauren Skelton-Leard from the Marblehead Public Schools.

Christmas Walk revelers will have one last chance to see the creations in person at the Lee Mansion on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Click on photos to enlarge and review the gallery.)

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