Downtown gingerbread house winners announced for 2018

Sue Ann Salmon’s “Old School House” displayed at The Book Table, 29 South Main Street was a winner in the Downtown Alliance Gingerbread House competition.

Gary Saxton, director of the Logan Downtown Alliance, announced the winners of the 19th annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes Best of Show on Thursday, December 27th.

Megan Call’s Gingerbread house entree,“True Aggie,” was displayed at the Artist Gallery, 43 South Main Street. The entree was one of three winners of Best of Show Professional category.

Winners were selected by the general public, with more than 2000 ballots being cast for 14 displays.

Saxton said he was happy with the numbers of entrees and the number of the people who voted.

“I thought it was a really good year. We had some exceptional and creative entries,” Saxton said. “The quality of the entrees was excellent this year and there were some that were exceptional.”

The Best of Show architects in the Professional Category were:

  • Jennifer & Ashley Erickson “Pins & Needles Quilt Shoppe,” displayed at S.E. Needham Jewelers, 141 North Main Street.
  • Heidi Schmidt’s “Olympic Winter Games,” found at The Sportsman, 129 North Main Street.
  • Megan Call’s “True Aggie,” which was displayed at the Artist Gallery, 43 South Main Street.

In the Community Category, the Best of Show architects are:

  • Sue Ann Salmon’s “Old School House” displayed at The Book Table, 29 South Main Street
  • Cynthia Russell’s “Merlin Olsen Central Park Skating” found at U&I Furniture at 28 West 100 North.
  • Laura Reina’s “Downtown Logan Miniature Gingerbread Village” found at Coppins Hallmark at 15 North Main Street.

    Jennifer & Ashley Erickson, created this entry called, “Pins & Needles Quilt Shoppe,” displayed at SE Needham Jewelers, 141 North Main Street.

Saxton said he wanted to thank the participants for taking the time to share their talents. Each of the six Best of Show winners will receive $100 for their efforts.

“The Downtown Alliance really appreciates the participation,” Saxon said. “It’s been a fun holiday tradition.”

The gingerbread creations will continue to be on display throughout Historic Downtown Logan through January 1, 2019.

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