'Tis the season for gingerbread, which seems to be more popular for constructing houses than being eaten. But if you're creative and crafty, and consider yourself a builder as well as a baker, you might end up with some dough that's not of the edible kind.
Ivory Homes is hosting its fourth annual Gingerbread House Contest, giving a grand prize of $1,000 to the winning house, as well as $1,000 to the winner's chosen charity. All the gingerbread masterpieces will be displayed at the company's festival on Dec. 14 at the Ivory Homes Garden Park clubhouse in South Jordan's Daybreak community.
The public is invited to come and vote for their favorite gingerbread house, participate in a family scavenger hunt, decorate sugar cookies and take photos with Santa. Funds raised will go to the Guadalupe Center.
"We decided to create a fun event that would draw a crowd and also help raise money for charities," said Jim Dunford, Ivory's marketing manager. "We select an organization that will benefit each year: the food bank, United Way and this year, the Guadalupe Center."
It also shows off the sweeter side of Ivory Homes, since all the entries need to be modeled after an Ivory home plan. But there are more than 200 designs, so that shouldn't be too confining.