Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

The builders and sponsors of more than 30 gingerbread creations for the 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society were honored at a preview party on Dec. 2 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. The houses are on display from now through Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Parking is free; a donation of $5/adult and $3/child over age three is suggested.

Third grade students at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School rendered the Ribault Monument surrounded by baskets of fruit and vegetables.

Third grade students at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School rendered the Ribault Monument surrounded by baskets of fruit and vegetables.

Students in grade 3 to 6 at San Jose Episcopal Day School created a replica of their historic campus, complete with nativity scene front left and luminaria made from pasta shells.

Students in grade 3 to 6 at San Jose Episcopal Day School created a replica of their historic campus, complete with nativity scene front left and luminaria made from pasta shells.

Pat Andrews and Dr. Fred Lambrou, San Marco, chose to underwrite the Hogwarts Castle, created by Let Them Eat Cake Bakery.

Pat Andrews and Dr. Fred Lambrou, San Marco, chose to underwrite the Hogwarts Castle, created by Let Them Eat Cake Bakery.

Jay and Ashley Robinson with Kent and Elle, sponsors of a winter fun scene.

Jay and Ashley Robinson with Kent and Elle, sponsors of a winter fun scene.

San Marco Peterbrooke staff members Thomas Garrett and Andi Templeman in front of their Peterbrooke store creation.

San Marco Peterbrooke staff members Thomas Garrett and Andi Templeman in front of their Peterbrooke store creation.

Ortega resident and philanthropist Betsy Lovett poses in front of the mammoth Christmas tree that she has generously supplied to the Gingerbread Extravaganza each year.

Ortega resident and philanthropist Betsy Lovett poses in front of the mammoth Christmas tree that she has generously supplied to the Gingerbread Extravaganza each year.

District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer with husband Judge Tyrie Boyer at the Gingerbread House Extravaganza.

District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer with husband Judge Tyrie Boyer at the Gingerbread House Extravaganza.

Maggie Means, Ortega Forest resident, sponsored these candy-clad cottages.

Maggie Means, Ortega Forest resident, sponsored these candy-clad cottages.

San Marco resident Robin Robinson, president of the Jacksonville Historical Society, sponsored the San Jose Episcopal Day School gingerbread creation.

San Marco resident Robin Robinson, president of the Jacksonville Historical Society, sponsored the San Jose Episcopal Day School gingerbread creation.

Richard and Jean Marie Grimsley of Avondale sponsored this stunning deep sea display.

Richard and Jean Marie Grimsley of Avondale sponsored this stunning deep sea display.

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