The Journal Gazette
Monday, November 25, 2019 1:25 pm

Verbatim: History Center Announces Festival of Gingerbread 2019 Winners

The following was released on Monday, November 25, 2019:

Fort Wayne, IN — The History Center has announced winners of the 34th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition.


Winners are:


PreK - 2nd Grade Individual


1st – Libby Ellis


2nd – Christian Kline


3rd – McKinnley Elbrecht


PreK - 2nd Grade Group


1st – Rapunzel Christmas


2nd – St. Joseph Hessen Cassel 2nd Grade Group #1


3rd – TLC Preschool – Sarah’s Stars


3rd - 6th Grade Individual


1st – Emerson Kline


2nd – Frances Beck


3rd – Jillian Eddy


3rd - 6th Grade Group


1st – Ellie & Alivia Louden


2nd – American Heritage Girls-Vintage Camper-Explorers


3rd – Study ED


Teen Individual


1st – Mary Schroeder


2nd – Esther Kemerly


3rd – Grace Johnson


Teen Group


1st – The Murphy’s


2nd – American Heritage Girls-PiPa


Adult Individual


1st – Susan Jackson


2nd – Danielle Oliver


3rd – Angelika Bensch


Adult Group


1st – Larissa & Alane Johnson


2nd – Annette M. Ruppert GBS Foundation


3rd – McDonald/DeGaetano




1st – Anderson/Meyer/Rekeweg


2nd – Waikel Family


3rd – The McMullen Family




1st - Cookie Friends


2nd – Jenny Schroeder


3rd – CK Products


Historical Adult


Cookie Friends


Historical Student


Emerson Kline


People’s Choice Awards and honorary awards will be announced at the end of the Festival. 

The public can preview these winners and all of the gingerbread creations during Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights on November 27, from 3pm to 9pm. Admission: $3 per person. 

Now in its 34th year, the Festival of Gingerbread raises money to support History Center programs. The Festival has become a holiday tradition that boasts an attendance of more than 12,000, who come annually to see the fanciful gingerbread creations on display. 

Festival admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors and youth, and free to children age 2 and under. History Center members also receive free admission. 

For Festival of Gingerbread hours and a complete schedule of events visit the History Center’s Facebook page or or call 260.426.2882. 

The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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