EXETER –Get ready to pre-heat the oven, pull out the cookie sheet, and enter the Chamber Children’s Fund 7th annual Gingerbread House Contest! The event will be held at the Congregational Church located at 21 Front Street in Exeter. The houses will be on display on Thurs., December 4, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., as part of the holiday celebration in downtown Exeter.

The structures must be made primarily out of gingerbread and edible ingredients, supported on a base no larger than 24”x 24”. Lighting is allowed but must be battery powered only. The registration fee is $20.00 and will benefit The Chamber Children’s Fund which supplies warm winter clothes for local kids in need.

Houses will be judged on craftsmanship, originality, creativity, degree of difficulty and overall appearance. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded in each category (Youth Group, Child, Teen, Adult, Family, Adult Group or Professional Baker). The public will vote for their favorite house during Holiday Open House on December 4. The “People’s Choice” Award winner will receive $100.00 in Exeter Area Gift Certificates.

Contest Rules and Application forms can be picked up at the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at 24 Front Street, or online at www.exeterarea.org. The deadline to enter is Wed., December 3, 2014. For questions, or more information, contact Lynn Dow at info@exeterarea.org or call 603-772-2411.

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