MIDDLEFIELD — The town’s public library is hosting its first gingerbread festival and fundraiser.
The Friends of the Levi E. Coe Library sponsored the first annual Gingerbread Village at the library. Dozens of cozy gingerbread homes and buildings were constructed by members of the community and are on display.
“We’ve had lots of interest and we hope that it continues to grow year after year,” said Jess Lobner, library director.
The Gingerbread Village will double as a competition and fundraiser for Friends of the Levi E. Coe Library. Raffle tickets will be sold to visitors who will then be able to vote on their favorite gingerbread creation.
“We made three houses for our first attempt this year. We had a great time but what we learned is that there’s more than frosting to making a gingerbread house,” said Sue Dorvilliers, director of senior and social services. “It was a really fun craft. Next year we hope to have more participants.”
The village will be on display at the library until Saturday