The annual Gingerbread House Contest People’s Choice winner was announced Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Welcome Center, 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive.
All month, residents and tourists visiting the Welcome Center voted on the People’s Choice Awards, and the entry that garnered the most votes was the Wizard of Oz gingerbread creation by Jamie Roberts’ class at Iowa Middle School. The gingerbread display included Dorothy with the Yellow Brick Road, the field of poppies, the Emerald City and all the timeless characters of the story.
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau would also like to remind the community to participate in the annual Mardi Gras Shoebox Float contest. Simply decorate a traditional cardboard shoebox with items such as glitter, glue, feathers, beads, sequins and more. Register at www.visitlakecharles.org/shoebox.
For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or check out www.visitlakecharles.org.