Adults and children are gingerbread house winners

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Winners of the How Sweet it is in Wilton! gingerbread house contest, from left, Tina Duncan, Allison Sanders, Kim Mellin, and Kelly Morron representing the Wilton Historical Society, Doris Noonan, Jack Deane, Amir Rahamim, Aurora Gulati and Winnie Gulati. — Janet Crystal photo

Victory was indeed sweet for the winners of The How Sweet It is in Wilton! gingerbread house contest.

Sponsored by the Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce, the theme of the first-time contest was to create a home, building, or place in Wilton out of gingerbread.

There were 31 entries in two age groups — 13 to adult, and 12 and under.

Adult winners

Best historical Wilton house: Tina Duncan’s “Wilton Garden Club Tends to Old Town Hall.”
Best whimsical design: Wilton Historical Society’s “Railroad Station.”
Best creative Wilton building: Doris and Casey Noonan’s “Hurlbutt School Recess.”

12 and under winners

Best historical Wilton house: Aurora and Winnie Gulati’s “Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse.”
Best whimsical design: Jack Deane’s “Candy Crush Christmas.”
Best creative Wilton building: Amir Rahamim’s “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.”

There was also a winning community favorite house based on more than 1,000 votes from library patrons. That winner was the Wilton Historical Society’s “Railroad Station.”

The winners received a $25 Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate courtesy of Fairfield County Bank.

Contest judges were Wilton Library art chairman Ed MacEwen, Dr. Kevin Smith, Wilton Superintendent of Schools, and First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice.

The gingerbread houses will be on display at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, through Jan. 2.

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