What a great response we had for our annual Animated Bakersville Gingerbread Display at the library during the Holiday Season! Thank you to everyone who participated by making a creation, it was a huge success. There were over 65 wonderful entries of varying styles and skills, and once assembled into a town, the moving parts of the train, and animation including the skating rink, hockey players, and snow boarders, brought it to life. It was great to see so many individual entries, as well as those from a local Beaver group, and from various schools and businesses; it was our largest village ever!
This village wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful support of our library’s administration and its staff. We greatly appreciate the financial support we have received from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Vos Independent this year, as well as all of our past sponsors.
Thanks again: to Master Engineer Alan Locke and conductor Neil Bradley, who kept the village train on its track; to Alana Andrews, for printing; and to Mag Brown, for distributing our flyers. Brianne Mercer is our fabulous social media queen and publicist, again, great work! Our local Press, were wonderful with all of the support, printing our releases in a timely matter in our community newspapers.
We were desperate for ongoing storage for all of our accessories associated with the village. Thank you to the Hvidsten family, who have offered space for us within the Scugog Focus building. Thanks also to our patient families, who never mentioned how many dinners were late because of our pre-occupation with everything gingerbread.
We are looking to expand our gingerbread committee. If anyone with a creative flair would like to join us, we would love to hear from you! Please call Tracy if you are interested (905) 985-7030.
Next year will be Canada’s 150th Birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate Canada in Gingerbread. Start thinking of what Canada means to you, what landmarks, celebrations, and culture are important. Keep in mind that we do have limited space, so please don’t make the bases too large. We are eager to see what this community can come up with! This is a community event made by and for the community – so it’s never too late to start baking!
Sincerely, “The Village People”
Sue Bradley, Tracy Pastic, Kathy Payne-Mercer, Terry Glenn, Carolyn Humphrey and Cathryn Hall.