Safina Callesen won a First Prize for her horse and sleigh.
May the best candy win
The gingerbread creations were auctioned one by one in a live auction. More than a couple bidding wars were sparked. Indigo Ocean made an exquisite shepherd and sheep which was not judged in the competition at the artist's request, but was available for auction.
The Monday Night Singers
The Monday Night Singers performed inside the main enterance of the school, so named because they rehearse every Monday night at the Free Columbia space at 84 Main Street in Philmont.
All is bright
Visitors gathered inside the main enterance of the Hawthorne Valley School to listen to a performance by the Monday Night Singers.
Best in show
Media Sixth grader Alex Madey won the grand prize in the ginger bread competition for his typewriter.
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013 12:30 am
GHENT — Intrepid builders let their confectionery craftsmanship shine Saturday at the 29th annual Gingerbread House Contest and Auction that fetched the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent about $2,000.
Thirty-nine contestants submitted edible entries several fantasy creatures had already claimed as their homes for the holidays. Gnomes, fairies and author C.S. Lewis’ satyr Tumnus, from “The Chronicles of Narnia,” appeared before a six-judge panel that included three current Hawthorne Valley high school students.
Monday, December 9, 2013 12:30 am.