Archive for Monday, December 8, 1997

GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL CONCLUDES TODAY

December 8, 1997

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The fourth annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction wraps up today, and bidders have one last chance to buy a child's graham cracker creation.

The houses will be on display from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the basement of the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County fund-raiser began with an auction Wednesday, at which the gingerbread houses made by adults were sold, along with winners in the graham cracker division.

The graham cracker division is open to youths ages 5 to 18 years old.

Wednesday night's auction raised $5,100 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which is more than $1,000 more than last year's auction, said Mary Beth Karlin, an organizer of the event.

Admission to view the gingerbread houses is $1, and the proceeds go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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