Gingerbread House Competition Results and Canned Food Drive Results
A successful canned food drive, more than 100 vendors, sixty five gingerbread houses built, and nearly 10,000 attendees made the 25th annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a huge success.
The 7th annual Gingerbread House Competition was a crowd-favorite this year, with more than 65 entries received. Of those entries, the Best of Show winner was Wanda Dunn of Penn Valley, and the People’s Choice Award went to the gingerbread house built by Joanne, Megan and Sydney Perilman and Cody Lawson (entered as The Perilman’s plus Cody and Crew), all of Cedar Ridge. The Best of Show is chosen by the judges, and the People’s Choice is selected through ballots cast by individuals who attend the Craft Faire.
First place winners in the individual categories include Madison Nestell (child 5 & under); Sonora Slater (child – ages 6-8); Maura Devlin (child – ages 9-12); Jenna Hook (kits – ages 8 & under); Toria Kinney (teen – ages 13-17); Wanda Dunn (adult – 18 -64); Mary Abbott (adult – 65 & over); Hennessy Tiger Cubs After School Program (group – children 12 & under); That 70’s Group (group – teen 13-17); The Casto Family (group – family); The Perilman Family and Cody Lawson and crew (group – adult 18 & over); and Brailey Sears (special needs).
With the help of HOPE (Help Other People Eat) in Nevada County, Sunday’s canned food drive collected 547 cans of food and cash donations. These donations will be used at the organization’s December food distribution. HOPE in Nevada County is a program established through the Grass Valley Elks, who partner with the Food Bank of Nevada County to feed those in need. HOPE distributes food once a month to anyone in the county in need of food.
The 2010 Country Christmas Faire is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 – 28, 2010. For information, visit Nevada County Fair or call 273-6217.