Drum roll please.....Here is our entry, a cardboard, non-edible gingerbread house, (per the stated rules.) I am pleased to announce we won "Honorable Mention," essentially came in second place. As I was the appointed builder, I was delighted I was able to keep the house. If we won, I would have signed over the deed to the Lincoln County Board of Reators. The house was complete with a listing sheet showing a 3 ft lot and 2 baths.
Both outhouse baths included a couple of tiny rolls of toilet paper. The house was listed fully furnished, had a sofa, table, hearth and many extras such as craftsman window sills and cloth curtains, door screens, all from recycled junk mail, scraps and old xmas items. The roof was made from a "seasoned" older box of lasagna noodles which had a special firmness perfect for roofing material.
Photo below was the winning entry, a re-creation of Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport Oregon.
Exceptional job, Martek Real Estate!!!!
Here are the other two entries, this seafood shop was my personal favorite.
The competition was fierce!
The winner, Martek's fabulous lighthouse, will be exhibited under a Christmas tree at a charity function at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. Proceeds go to Angels Anonymous, an organization which helps Samaritan Communities hospital in Lincoln City.
Hats off to all who participated in this wonderful contest, I hope we do it again next year!