Gingerbread Village auction to benefit museum

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Gingerbread replicas created to resemble some of the Augusta area's historical buildings are up for bid in a silent auction.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Gingerbread replicas created to resemble some of the Augusta area's historical buildings are up for bid in a silent auction.

Ten historical buildings from Thomson to Aiken are represented in gingerbread in the rotunda of the Augusta Museum of History.

Bakers from around the area were invited to participate. Each creation is up for bid in a silent auction to benefit the museum’s programs.

Many of the buildings are dusted in powdered-sugar snow. Sheryll Maddox gave the Old Richmond Academy building some Christmas cheer with red Lifesaver wreaths and gumdrop bushes.

A warm holiday scene glows through the little glass windows of Jennifer Mooney’s two-story Historic Home in Waynesboro, Ga. The interior of the house is lit with small Christmas lights, and tiny Christmas trees are visible on the first floor.

This is the seventh year the museum has presented its Gingerbread Village. Admission for viewing and bidding is free. The starting bid on all entries is $30.

The museum is closed today, but the village will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the museum at (706) 722-8454.


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