Gingerbread house winners announced in Port Townsend
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Gigi Jaidev, 10, took top prize in the kids division in the gingerbread house contest at Aldrich's Market in Port Townsend.

By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The top prize for kids in the 20th annual gingerbread house contest sponsored by Aldrich's Market used a new recipe for an old dish.

Gigi Jaidev, 10, a student at Swan School, won a gift card for creating gingerbread igloos.

“She wanted to do something that was still a house but took a little more imagintion,” mom Halona Tucker said.

“Candy Igloos” was one of 19 entries in the contest, the same as last year.

Before announcing the winners Sunday, Aldrich's owner, Milt Fukuda, told those present to “get ready to crumble.”

The winners were determined by a vote among Aldrich's employees.

The other winners in the 12-and-younger individual category were “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” by Sienna, in second, with “Candyland,” by Max, and “Sponge Bob Squarepants,” by Lillian, Morrison tied for third.

Fukuda said it wasn't a requirement for entrants to give their last names.

For 12-and-under groups, the first-place prize went to “No Boys Allowed,” by Nora Kingsley and Hannah Marx.

Second place went to “We're Not in Kansas Anymore,” by Sam and Cooper Day, and Morgan and Henry Trail.

Third place was earned by “Christmas Village,” from Ms. Dorothy's class at Grant Street Elementary.

In 12-and-older group category, a replica of the Jefferson County Courthouse, by Karen Obermeyer and Robert Goldberg, placed first. Second place went to “Anora's Acres,” by Inants and Elsa Golts, and Holly, Eric and Anora Juzma.

“Steadfast Tin Soldier,” by Patricia and Judith Lamas, placed third.

Ray Grier, who has entered the contest for “a lot of years,” earned an honorable mention for “We Love Adventuress,” a replica of the schooner that is moored in Port Townsend.

Entries will be on display at the market at 940 Lawrence St. through Saturday. And later this week, the market will be holding a yogurt and cake social for the entrants to thank them for taking part in the contest.



Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@peninsuladailynews.com.

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