Calling All Gingerbread House Makers!

OSWEGO, NY – Your baking prowess and artistic skills could win prizes next month.

This year’s holiday Gingerbread House Contest has three categories:

Children 12 and younger
Adult over 12

Professional in the food service industry

The theme this year is the Oswego Lighthouse.

Contestants will be asked to bake and decorate a gingerbread house that looks like the historic Oswego landmark.

Kits may be used for children’s entries.

All entries must be at least 50 percent gingerbread.

Judges will award first, second and third prizes in each category as well as a “Best of Show.”

There will be more than $200 in cash prizes.

To enter, bring a children’s toy to donate to Toys For Tots.

Drop off your entry by noon on December 14 at Canal Commons, 193 W. First St.

The winners will be announced at 9 p.m. December 14 during the Holiday Late-Night Shopping event.

Many local stores will be open until 11 p.m. that day.