NEW BERN — This is the fourth year for the New Bern Historical Society’s Gingerbread House Contest but the first time it was virtual.
Despite the changes for 2020, organizers were thrilled with the results.
“By being virtual, not only did we get to see wonderful creations from New Bern, but we had 29 delightful pieces from all over the country,” noted contest chair Kathy Morrison. “Each one of the entries will make you smile and lift your holiday spirits. We hope you see them on Facebook.”
Morrison sends thanks to all those who participated with a special thanks to the judges who had a challenging job with so many imaginative pieces. Judges were Rita DiSanno, Dawn Staats, Colleen Maloney, Laura Johnson, Kate Hussey and Mickey Miller.
As the display was on Facebook, so was the announcement of awards. Both can be seen at HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/NewBernHistoricalSociety” New Bern Historical Society | Facebook,
The Historical Society was pleased to present the following awards:
n Judges’ Award Winner: Charlotte Biercevicz, Shelton, Conn.
n Judges’ Award Runner-Up: Jessica Bishoff, Chesapeake, Va.
n Judges’ Award Runner-Up, Emilie Schulte, Liberty, Ill.
n Peoples’ Choice Award: Nicole Allen, North Chesterfield, Va.
n Honorable Mentions: Carol More, New Bern; Caitlin & Jennifer Magee, New Bern; Dawn Freeman, New Bern; Mayte Rueda, New Bern; Beverly Cutler, Springfield Ill.; Hope & Will Lonsford, Shelby; Drenkel and Ian Bartlett, Lake Tapp, Wash.; Jackie Miles, Chicago, Ill.; Tina Keele, Manchester, Tenn.; Noel Hubbard, Torrence, Calif.; Katie Kortright and Mari Brodhead, Kerhonkson, N.Y.
The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are located in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern.