The myriad gingerbread houses on display at the Wood Memorial Library & Museum in South Windsor came in different sizes, quality, theme and ingredients.
But they all had one thing in common - they all looked delicious.
Indeed, the colorful confectionery buildings comprise candy, cookies, sugared cereal, frosting and even Munchkins. It was all too much to ask a Candy Ninja to keep his hands off them.
Not that they are completely untouchable. Many of the gingerbread houses, which are on display through Dec. 14, are available via a silent auction and will go to the highest bidder. Proceeds of the auction will go to the library to defray operating costs.
Festival director Bonnie Grover said that the gingerbread house festival, now in its second year, is already an unmitigated success, as she said she hoped to have 100 gingerbread houses this year. The library has about 175 right now, with another 20 on the way, Grover said.
“It’s become a cult favorite in South Windsor,” Grover said in a telephone conversation Thursday.
Check out the photos of some of the entries.
Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main St., in South Windsor. Hours are Monday’s and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information call 860-289-1783, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.