Craig residents invited to create gingerbread houses |

Craig residents invited to create gingerbread houses

Janelle O'Dea

The holidays are often thought of as a homey time, and especially so during Craig’s annual gingerbread house contest.

Nadine Daszkiewicz of The Kitchen Shop said the contest has been running for six or seven years and last year they had about 10 houses entered.

Daszkiewicz said there are three judges that will determine this year’s winner, and she’s glad to not be one of them.

“I’m glad I’m not a judge because it would be very difficult,” she said.

A $50 downtown spree bucks prize will be awarded to each the kid/family division and the adult division.

All entries must be received at the Museum of Northwest Colorado by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4. To enter, participants can pay the $6 entry fee at KS Kreations or The Kitchen Shop. The entry fees cover the cost of Masonite boards given to participants.

If participants have a Masonite board from last year, the fee is reduced to $2.

Daszkiewicz said the boards help participants and judges move the houses without compromising their structural integrity.

The only rules are that the house has to fit on the board and everything must be edible. No candy wrappers, supporting structures, lights or other non-edible items are allowed.

The houses will be displayed at the museum at the downhome Christmas celebration and through Dec. 19.

“It always smells so good in the museum when they have them there and people do put a lot of work into them,” Daszkiewicz said.