Coasting - Competition Aids Hospice House

The Crystal Coast Hospice House annual Gingerbread Competition returns for the third year to the Crystal Coast Civic Center Dec. 11-13, with a whimsical wonderland of confection created by the community.

The competition includes five divisions; Masters (bakers, chefs, caterers), Adult (19 & over), Young Adult (13-18), Children (12 & under) and new this year a “Kit” division. Cash prizes are awarded to the top entries and a “Best of Show” award will be determined by public vote.

There are two ticketed events associated with the competition. A Preview Gala is planned for Friday, Dec. 11, with live music by Liquid Pleasure and catering by Seaside Sensations. And for the kids, Cookies and Cocoa with Santa is slated for Sunday, Dec. 13, with holiday crafts, cookie decorating, storytime with Mrs. Claus and pictures with Santa.

The public is welcome to view the creations, and vote for their favorite, from 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13. There is no charge, however, donations will be graciously accepted.

For more information call 252.808.2244 or visit

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