‘Tis the season to get creative!
Our registration is now open for the 2017 Bodacious Gingerbread House contest. Your $15.00 registration fee benefits the work that the Studer Community Institute is doing in early education, meaning you can channel your inner child, and help the children in our community at the same time!
So, how to get started?!
1.Register online by December 6th – the earlier the better so you have plenty of time to get your Gingerbread blueprints completed. You can sign up alone, or be a part of a team – it’s a great way to build comorotary with your co-workers, or get closer as a family.
2. Start your planning! Gingerbread houses cannot be more than 18 inches high, 16 inches wide, or 24 inches long. You’ll want to make sure you build your delightful house on a sturdy board base, such as plywood. Utilizing pegs or risers as legs is a great way to add to the overall look of your home, but make sure you account for these as part of the 18 inch height maximum.
3. Think about your decor – you’ll want your main structure to be at least 50% gingerbread, some of which will be exposed to show your foundation of the candy creation. You are free to get as creative as you like here – you can use anything including battery-powered electrics and non-edible materials, but make sure you do not add anything that needs refrigeration.
4. Make your gingerbread house! Bring your project to the Bodacious Family of Shops on December 9th, 2017 at 10:00am. The winners will be announced at 3:00 that afternoon. Five categories could be yours for the taking: overall appearance and appeal, originality and creativity, difficulty, consistency of theme and precision and neatness.
5. Santa is in awe of these prizes… it’s time to Win Big!
In the adult category, first place is $5,000!
Second place is a $250 gift card to the Bodacious Family of Shops – think of all the delicious wine and cheese you can purchase with that.
Third place is $100 gift card to the Bodacious Family of Shops, which works out to be enough to get coffee 20 times. Yum!
In the Under 12 category, first place is pretty huge… it’s a ride with Kazoo & the Blue Wahoo’s as their VIP in the Cox Christmas Parade the evening of the contest, a $100 gift card to Bubba’s Sweet Spot and tuition for SoGourment’s weeklong Kid’s cooking camp this Summer!
Second and third place win a $50 gift card to Bubba’s Sweet Spot – which is enough to treat you and your family (or friends) to the milkshakes of their dreams.
Not sure you’re up for the creative challenge? Come join us for a day of fun anyway, it’s a great time to see what our contestants have come up with while sipping on a coffee, or hot-coco before the Christmas Parade!
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