Gingerbread House contest coming

Registration continues through Nov. 18 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata Valley’s inaugural Gingerbread House Competition.

The categories are: Professional, Amateur, Family and Children, and very specific guidelines must be followed.

All gingerbread houses will be on display at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown during the Festival of  Ice on Dec. 1 and 2.

After the festival, entries will be on display in downtown Lewistown store windows throughout December. Photographs of each entry will also be posted online, starting Dec. 1, at

Visitors to the website will be able to view the photographs of each entry until Dec. 31, and make donations/votes, to be collected online via Paypal, MasterCard, VISA or Discover. Winners will be determined by the amount of donations each entry gets. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For more information, or to register, contact Judy Fitzgerald, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of  Juniata Valley, at, call  248-4034, or visit