Aurora Il - Gingerbread (Fire)House Contest

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ARFMinfo Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 12:00am
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The Aurora Regional Fire Museum (Aurora, IL) will host a gingerbread FIREhouse contest, exhibition, and charity raffle for the holidays. All entries must depict a firefighting themed architectural structure, real or imaginary IE: a firehouse, burning building, etc. A panel of experts, including Bob Brougham of the North Aurora's Cakery, Lane Allen a local Architect, and the Chief of the Aurora Fire Department will be judging the entries the following criteria: Adherence to Theme; Creativity and Originality; Level of Precision and Skill; and Overall Appearance

Participants are invited to compete in one of three categories:

Individuals: entries made by teen-aged children (13+) and/or adults acting alone.

Families and Groups: a single entry that has been created by two or more individuals. (IE: a gingerbread FIREhouse made by children with adult supervision, or a FIREhouse constructed by an organization, club, or groups of adults)

Professionals: an entry produced by a baker, designer, architect, or any individual or group with professional baking experience.

Gingerbread FIREhouse Contest registration forms are due on or before Nov. 7th and all gingerbread FIREhouses to be delivered to the museum on or before Nov. 24, 2009.The exhibit opens, and the entries will be judged from 1 to 4pm Saturday, November 28. Cash and prizes will be awarded for both Peoples Choice and Judges Choice in each category.

You can read more about the contest, and register, online at:

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