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Holidays get a little sweeter in Valley Stream

Historical Society holds Gingerbread House Contest


The Valley Stream Historical Society hosted its annual Gingerbread House Contest on Dec. 8 at the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration. Guests were able to come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread creation, and picked up some holiday treats.

First prize went to Girl Scout Troop 2348 for its gingerbread creation, “Winter in Valley Stream.” Picking up second place was Brownie Troop 2267 for “Gingerbread Winter Wonderland.” Third place was awarded to “Candy Chalet” created by Girl Scout Troop 2281.

Honorable mentions went to Daniella, Angelo and Anthony Forthofer for “Little House in Valley Stream,” and Kevin and Alicia Tritschler for “Gingerbread University.” Prizes totaling $100 were awarded.

There was also an gingerbread house decorating demonstration for children led by Dorothy Hollman. Mayor Ed Fare joined many of the kids to help them decorate a custom house covered in all sorts of candy. The event was organized by Historical Society member Karen Selah.