by Valerie Schroth
Nov 30, 2012
11:21 AM
Table Hopping

When Is a House Good Enough to Eat?


I should probably have written about this sooner, but there’s still time to get in on Habitat for Humanity’s latest construction project. This time they’re asking that you build a house singlehanded—a gingerbread house, that is.—and deliver it to the Gingerbread House Show & Competition, to be held at Blue Back Square Dec. 6-9.

The competition is open to all. Entries can be Traditional, Non-traditional or Great Hartford Landmark. Entry catagories include Student, Amateur, Professional (bakers, chef, hobbyists), Community Champion (stakeholder, faith group, government, business, sponsor), and Media Personality or Representative.

All gingerbread houses must be entirely edible and contain no produce, dairy or meat products. Completed houses must be delivered to the event space on Tues., Dec. 4, from 8 to 10 a.m., or 4 to 7 p.m., or Wed., Dec. 5, from 12 to 1 or 4 to 7 p.m. Dimensions should not exceed 3-by-3 feet deep by 2 feet high. Judging will take place Thursday morning, Dec. 6.

Winning gingerbread houses will be auctioned off live on Sun., Dec. 9.  All others will be part of an ongoing silent auction held throughout the event, Dec. 6 through 9. 

"This is a great way to elevate awareness about Habitat’s mission to offer those in need simple, decent and affordable housing in our community,” says Barbara Lerner, project marketing manager at Blue Back Square.

For more information on the competition or the auction events, go to or contact Mary Nurse at 860-541-2208, ext: 102.

When Is a House Good Enough to Eat?

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