We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 20th Anniversary of The Bakersville Gingerbread Village during the Holiday Season at the Scugog Memorial Public Library, such a success!
There were 60 fantastic entries of varying styles and skills and once assembled into a town, the moving parts of the train, skating rink, teeter totter and snow boarders brought it to life!
The Village wouldn't be possible without the wonderful support of our library and its staff. The Baagwating Community Association generously donated funds that allowed for the purchase of display equipment and printing of photographs celebrating the village during the last 20 years.
We had tremendous support from local businesses by allowing the display of our flyers, mini-villages such as in the windows of Emmerson's Insurance, Petite Images and the BIA/Chamber of Commerce Office and giving us discounted costs for supplies.
Brianne Mercer put the village on the social media map by creating a Bakersville Gingerbread page on Facebook and added pictures daily. Thanks also to our local Press, who were wonderful with all of the support, printing our many releases.
But, this village wouldn't have been possible without those who contributed a creation, making it the BEST VILLAGE EVER! So much imagination and creativity was evident this year with such a wide range of different exhibits.
Lastly, our patient families who never mentioned how many dinners were late because of our pre-occupation with everything gingerbread.
So, Thank You everyone!; and we hope to do it all over again next year. Remember, it’s never too late to start baking!
‘The Village People’
Bakersville Gingerbread Committee