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Girls Scouts' Gingerbread Wartburg Takes Top Honors in National Contest

A “gingerbread Wartburg”, created by Girl Scout Troop #1745 has received top honors from the website, Thisoldhouse.com.

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PRLog - Dec. 22, 2011 - MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A  “gingerbread Wartburg” has received top honors from the website, Thisoldhouse.com.  Girl Scout Troop #1745 of Yonkers took the Grand Prize for best gingerbread construction.  Under the guidance of Troop Leader Victoria Oshiro, the girls, along with their families, created The Wartburg Adult Care Community out of gingerbread, candy, pretzels and other treats.  The exhibit, which fills an entire tabletop matches color, shape and scale of most of The Wartburg’s buildings, including the 1904 chapel, whose red doors were made out of Twizzler sticks and the large outdoor Rotunda, whose cedar shake roof was represented with cereal flakes.

“The care and craft that went into creating these gingerbread models is astonishing,” said David Gentner, President and CEO of The Wartburg.  “The Troop also came to The Wartburg and provided a full holiday festival, complete with a play, dance and musical performances.”  

Ann Frey, Director of Volunteers said, “We truly appreciate the hard work and effort that the Girl Scouts made to help our residents have a beautiful and meaningful holiday season.”

The link to the Thisoldhouse.com Grand Prize Winner 2011 page can be found at http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20555345_210970...

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The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, memory care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging. For more information about The Wartburg Adult Care Community, please call (914) 699-0800, email info@thewartburg.org or visit http://www.thewartburg.org .

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Location:Mount Vernon - New York - United States
Industry:Health, Non-profit
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Last Updated:Dec 22, 2011
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