Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County (HFHLC) is gearing up for the holidays with a virtual gingerbread house making contest. Proceeds will go towards much needed housing in Lincoln City as well as Habitat’s Home Repair program, which improves the safety and longevity of homes owned by low-income families. “The wildfires proved devastating to so many families in a housing market that is already shrinking,” said Holly Romero, Vice President of the HFHLC Board. “Although fundraising in the midst of a pandemic is challenging, we believe this will bring the community together, safely, to help hardworking families partner with Habitat.”
The sky is the limit for Homes for the Holidays. The gingerbread house can be made from scratch or from a kit, using gingerbread or other baking ingredients. Contestants are encouraged to use their imagination to come up with a structure that’s unique and creative. Home bakers, as well as professional bakers, are encouraged to get their families, and especially kids involved in crafting a creation that just might end up being a gift or centerpiece for a holiday table.
Categories and Fees:
Youth, 0 – 8 years ($10)
Youth, 9 – 12 years ($10)
Youth, 13 – 17 years ($10)
Adult, Amateur ($20)
Adult, Professional ($30)
Once the house is made, register and pay the entry fee online at www.habitatlincoln.org/gingerbread. Submit three photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook at facebook.com/habitatlincoln, or on Instagram @HabitatLincolnCounty. All photos and entries must be received by midnight of the deadline, December 14th. Entries will be showcased on the HFHLC Facebook page for viewing and judging.
Entries will be judged by a host of community leaders from around Lincoln County. Winners will be announced on December 18th. Prizes will be awarded for First Place and Second Place in each category, with other contenders receiving an honorable mention. If you are interested in donating a prize for the Homes for the Holidays contest, contact Lucinda Taylor, Executive Director of HFHLC.