Gingerbread House Contest Winners Announced

241 people visited the 8th annual Gingerbread House contest at the Harlow Gallery during Hallowell’s Holiday Festival on Saturday and most of them voted for their favorite gingerbread houses.  Winners in five categories were awarded “Hallowell Bucks” by the event sponsor, the Hallowell Area Board of Trade.  First prize winners will receive $40, and second prize winners$25 in Hallowell Bucks, as follows:


Children 12 and under:


1st prize awarded to “The North Pole” by Kaylee Magee of Farmingdale

2nd prize awarded to “Granny’s House” by Lia Brann of Hallowell

Teens ages 13-18


1st prize awarded to “Christmas Cottage” by  Megan Daigle of Farmingdale – (1st place winner for the 2nd year in a row!)

High School Team




1st prize awarded to “Repunzel’s Tower” by Hall-Dale High School students Sara Price, Shelby McGibney, Ben Crocker and Krista Buel

2nd prize awarded to “Versailles II” by Hall-Dale High School students Sarah Dean, Natasha St. Pierre, Serena Parker and Amanda Pratt

Team or Family


1st prize awarded to “Alice in Wonderland Tea Party” by gingerbread bakers extraordinaire Ken Linabery & Karin Sargent of Hallowell

2nd prize awarded to “Gone Fishin’by  Mo, Shelly & Ginger AuCoin of Hallowell


All Others


1st prize awarded to “Candyland” by Julia D. Mason of Augusta

2nd prize awarded to “Woodland Home” by Nona Thompson of Hallowell