The Jacksonville Historical Society is proud to welcome over fifty talented builders to the 17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza! Builders, bakers, families, friends, students and organizations from all corners of the community will display their handmade edible creations in Old St. Andrews during December. Visitors to the Extravaganza will test their skills in the Scavenger Hunt, vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, explore the Gift Shop and enjoy tours of the Historic Merrill House.
The Gingerbread Extravaganza was launched in 2003 by the South Jacksonville Rotary from the inspiration of member, Joseph Miller (1956 – 2017), a professionally trained culinary arts chef. The South Jacksonville Rotary and the Junior League of Jacksonville are still involved in the Extravaganza today providing valuable time and talent to successfully stage the elaborate month-long event. The proceeds from all this fun and creativity benefit the educational programs and archives of the Jacksonville Historical Society.
For dates, details and other fun facts, visit the Extravaganza page here.