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By Roubie Younkin
For the Courier 

Gingerbread House Workshop Offered


December 6, 2017

Roubie Younkin

L-R: Tatum Nyquist, Sheila Nelson, and Tara and Riley Pattison show off their efforts.

Come and decorate your own gingerbread house Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. The gingerbread houses are prebuilt and we will provide the supplies! Bring any idea as creativity will be unlimited for the houses being decorated. This is a great activity for families, grandparents and grandchildren, husbands and wives or even groups of youth. Everyone is invited to participate and make memories this Christmas season. There will be a $15 fee for supplies.

Gingerbread Houses are as traditional as Christmas trees and evergreen boughs. Gingerbread has been baked in Europe for centuries, spreading throughout Western Europe at the end of the eleventh century, possibly introduced by crusaders returning from wars in the Eastern Mediterranean. Germany has one of the longest traditions of flat, shaped gingerbreads.

In some places, it was a soft, delicately spiced cake; in others, a crisp, flat cookie, and in others, warm, thick, steamy-dark squares of "bread," It was almost always cut into shapes such as men, women, stars or animals, and colorfully decorated or stamped with a mold and dusted with white sugar to make the impression visible.

In North America, Christmas time is when gingerbread makes its most impressive appearance. From elaborate Victorian houses, heavy with candies and sugar icicles to Hansel and Gretel houses. Gingerbread houses means a richly decorated Christmas decoration created with families in mind.

Please contact the Valley County Extension Office to preregister for this class at 228-6241


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