Tremonton museum holding Gingerbread house contest

Matt Write looks over the ginger bread entries in Tremonton's Bear River Valley Museum's contest.

TREMONTON – Bear River Valley Museum, located at 11 E. Main in Tremonton, is holding a gingerbread house contest. The contest started in mid-November and will end Dec. 23.

Karen Stokes talks about the fun the gingerbread contest has been at the Tremonton museum.

“I get so excited when they bring in their entries, I jump up and down,” said Karen Stokes, the president of the museum. “We are going to make it an annual event.”

So far, there are 13 entries and Stokes is expecting more.

“We should get more today, they have a week to get their entries in,” she said. “We have the judges picked out; they are last year’s winners Chuck and Diane Christensen.”

There are four different categories: one for families, one for individuals, both younger and older individuals. The last category is People’s Choice.

Each winner will receive $50 for their gingerbread house.

The Gingerbread House contest at the Bear River Valley Museum has different categories for all ages.

“This is our second year and we are going to make it annual thing,” Stokes said. “We are going to have a little ceremony during the judging, it will be fun.”

Last year they had a grant to help with the contest. This year they will be taking money out of a general fund and the aluminum can collection to pay the winners.

The Bear River Valley Museum’s mission is to learn, preserve, exhibit and teach the history of the Bear River Valley by collecting stories and artifacts of Northern Utah and displaying them in a historical setting. They also honor residents from the valley who have passed away.

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