A successful canned food drive, more than 120 vendors, and 45 gingerbread houses built made the 30th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success.
The 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition was once again a crowd favorite, with 45 entries received. Of those entries, the Best of Show award went to the Files Family of Chicago Park, and the People’s Choice Award went to Kathy Kinney of Penn Valley. The Best of Show is chosen by the judges, and the People’s Choice is selected through ballots cast by individuals who attend the Christmas Faire.
First place winners in the traditional categories include Caylee Sinnock and Preston Lancaster (age 5 & under); Hunter Casteel and Finn Becker (age 6-8); Owen Strolle, McBride Family, Nate Becker, Kimberly Pfadt, and Evelyn Grandfield (age 9-12); Alyssa Porter, Jillian Beaver, J&C Anderson, and Willow West (Kits: Age 8 and under); Molly Becker (age 13-17); Sherry Andreini (age 18 -64); Joan Morton (age 65 & over); Nancy Pease (special needs); Scotten Out of School 3rd Grade, Scotten Out of School 2nd Grade, Scotten Out of School K/1st Grade, and Scotten Out of School 4th Grade Girls (group – children); Ali McDaniel and Pfadt Family (family); and the Files Family (Adult/Group – ages 18 and over).
The first place winner in the non-traditional categories is Joanne Perilman & Crew (adult/group – ages 18 and over).
At Sunday’s canned food drive, Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538, with help from Boy Scout Troop 21, collected more than 200 pounds of food. These donations will help complete Christmas food baskets for 28 local families during the holiday season.
The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found here. The 2015 Country Christmas Faire is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28, and 29.