Monday, December 19, 2016

Gingerbread House Contest - Part 1

I had resigned myself to missing this year's Gingerbread House contest at TAUNY, or Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, because I had no camera. But a new camera arrived and the display was still up, so I drove to Canton, NY to view the artistic creations. There were fewer entries than usual and more were from children than usual, but they were still quite amazing. The theme this year was "Camps and Cottages," a great theme for this corner of the Adirondacks.

The first creation was titled "Christmas Camp" and was made by a local family. They included ice skaters, fishing and tents. Unlike many of the entries, this was an imaginary camp but it won a second place in the Family Group Category:

The next entry was titled "Campsite 191 at Meacham Lake," definitely a real place as it was a family's favorite campsite for vacations at nearby Meacham Lake State Park. They made sure to include an outhouse, the family dog, a tent and fishing from a canoe. It won a second place in the Family Group Category:

This entry was titled "4-H Camp Overlook, made by another local family group and portrayed the family's favorite cabin, named Minnehaha, at 4-H camp. It won a first place in the Family Group Category:

 Inside Minnehaha Cabin, the campers were napping as another camper, seen in the above photo, had tipped over a canoe:

This "Cabin by the Lake" entry won a second place in the Children's Category and included a log cabin on a lake, with a fireplace, woodshed and Adirondack chairs by the lake, with dock and fish:

First place in the Children's Category went to "Friendship Lake," an imaginary winter scene with three cabins, each created by the imagination of a different child. It also included a swing, camp fire, snowmen, and Santa hats on each chimney top. Tomorrow's post will show the rest of the gingerbread houses:

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