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The Great Gingerbread Showdown: A Sweet Victory for Families and Staff! πŸ†πŸ¬

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Hey Gingerbread Enthusiasts and Sugar Architects Extraordinaire! Buckle up because we’re about to embark on a journey through the whimsical world of gingerbread, sprinkles, and a dash of friendly competition! At Yellow Brick Road ECDC and Seeds to Seedlings, we recently hosted the most epic Gingerbread Contest ever, and the results were nothing short of sugar-coated magic!

πŸŽ‰ The Spark of Creativity: It All Began with a Dough Ball

The scent of ginger, cinnamon, and pure imagination filled the air as families and staff members eagerly rolled up their sleeves to create the gingerbread masterpiece of their dreams. With frosting in hand and an abundance of candy decorations, everyone dove headfirst into a sugary adventure that would leave Willy Wonka himself green with envy.

πŸ’‘ The Genius Behind the Madness: A Voting Extravaganza!

But what’s a gingerbread contest without a bit of friendly rivalry? We decided to turn up the heat with a voting extravaganza that could rival the Oscars! Each masterpiece was given its own spotlight, and our childcare center transformed into a gingerbread wonderland, adorned with displays that ranged from winter wonderlands to candy-coated castles.

πŸ—³οΈ Votes, Votes, and More Votes: The Power of Democracy in Gingerbread Land

Now, let’s talk about the real stars of the show – the votes! Thousands of votes poured in from parents, siblings, friends, and even the occasional passerby who couldn’t resist the charm of our gingerbread wonderland. Ballots were cast, alliances were formed, and in the end, every vote counted towards the quest for the coveted gingerbread crown.

πŸ† The Drumroll Moment: And the Winners Are…

After days of anticipation, the moment we’d all been waiting for arrived! In the family category, the Rowedders stole the show with their gingerbread replica of the Christmas Vacation home. Talk about bringing the gingerbread house concept to a whole new level!  The Oswalds, Gazzanos, Crawfords, and Spevaceks were sooooo close!

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As for the staff category, Miss Melissa, our fearless leader, Executive Director of Talent, Learning & Development, took home the trophy with her gingerbread masterpiece that was a sugary nod to all of our school mascots attending Hogwarts!  Miss Kylie G, our Seeds to Seedlings Director was the closest second place there could have been!  We have honorable mentions of Kenzie Carlson and Katie Wimberly!

πŸ‘ The Sweet Taste of Victory: Celebrating with Candy Confetti and Gumdrop Cheers

The winners were celebrated with confetti made of candy, cheers louder than a gumdrop falling into a soda, and, of course, the sweet taste of victory. The childcare center echoed with laughter, joy, and the clinking of frosting-covered glasses as we raised a toast to the talented individuals who made our Gingerbread Contest truly extraordinary.

🌈 The Legacy Lives On: Inspiring Future Gingerbread Architects

As the sugar high settles and the gingerbread crumbs are swept away, one thing is clear – the legacy of our Gingerbread Contest lives on in the hearts of our families and staff. The creativity, camaraderie, and sheer fun of the event have set the bar high for all future contests and left us with memories as sweet as the frosting on a gingerbread house.

So, until next year’s sugar-fueled showdown, keep dreaming in gingerbread and sprinkling joy wherever you go! 🌈🍭✨


Enjoy a few videos from some fantastic submissions and even the RELEASE of our new Logo!  New Year, New School, New Logo, New Bricky!  Same YBR… where the path to life is STILL laid one YELLOW brick at a time.