Winners in the 2010 Port of Bellingham's Gingerbread Contest


Here are judges' top picks in each category for the Port of Bellingham's Gingerbread House Contest.

The houses will be displayed on the second floor of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal during the Holiday Port Festival from Friday to Sunday, Dec. 3-5.

The contest is just one part of the Holiday Port Festival, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave.

Youth, 5 and younger

First place: "FIDIFY," by Everly Kiniry

Second place: "The Bear Snores On," by Olivia Brandyberry and Soren Porter

Third place: "Mount Baker," by Geneva Garden Learning Center

Youth, kindergarten through third grade

First: "Candy Cane Castle," by Leigh Hjelmseth

Second: "Wishing for Spring," by Audrey Haley

Third: "The First Snowfall," by Evergreen Christian School

Youth, grades 4 through 8

First: "Worldwide Diversity," by Girl Scout Troop 50008

Second: "Almost Terminal," by Ilana Pechthalt

Third: "Santa's Service Dogs," by Girl Scout Troop 42117

Youth, grades 9 through 12

First: "House of the Rising Sun," by Melanie Henley and William McCarter

Second: "Victorian Cilla," by Caroline Hamilton

Third: "There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe," by Rachel, Mobellina and Christa Roberts


First: "The Evangeline," by the Miller family

Second: "Olympia Capital Building," by the Behee family

Third: "Mishap on Gingerbread Lane," by Emma, Jessa, Doug and Nikie


First: "Chuckanut Dreamin'," by Jim Hildenbrand

Second: "Hansel and Gretel," by Christine Greenlaw and Brittany Rathburn

Third: "Gingerbread in Columbia," by Erika Flint

Seniors/senior organizations

First: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," by Llew Hollingsworth

Second: "Holiday Cottage," by Highland Care Center residents

Businesses and nonprofits

First: "Lettered Streets Coffeehouse," by Anna, Dean and Becky Caldwell

Second: "Under the Sea," by St. Francis Intergenerational

Third: "Bellingham Travel," by staff and friends of Bellingham Travel


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