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Create your own Candyland-inspired building; Trick-or-treat in Troutdale; Centennial High to unveil new gym

COURTESY PHOTO: TIMO, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - Join a gingerbread competition hosted by the Gresham Historical Society.Candyland at the Gresham Museum

Community members are invited to join in a fun competition that will stretch the imagination and transform Gresham into Candyland.

The Gingerbread House Competition, hosted by the Gresham Historical Society, will ring in the holidays with a fun event for all ages. Participants will craft their own gingerbread buildings decked out in frosting and candy.

The competition is split into three categories — youths 14 and younger, adults 15 and older, and professionals/businesses.

While children may use a kit, everyone else must construct from scratch using edible materials atop a cardboard base.

Once your house is completed, deliver it to the museum, 410 N. Main Ave., by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 22-23.

The fee to enter is $20 for each division — youths will receive a kit to help build their house. Register online and learn more at bit.ly/3lXncjx

The best houses will get prizes — $75 for youths; $150 for the adults; and $200 for the "People's Choice." Another honorable mention from either youth or adults will receive $75. For the professional/business the prizes are $1,500 for first, $750 for second, and $500 for third.

The competition is sponsored by Gresham Ford, Riverview Community Bank, Gresham Sanitary Service, Edward Jones-Alina Rocha Johnson, The Bakery Block, Michael McKeel Family Dentistry and MOEN.

Trick-or-treat in Troutdale

Put on your costume, grab your candy sack and visit downtown Troutdale for an evening of trick-or-treating.

The Troutdale Trick or Treat will run from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, along the Historic Columbia River Highway between Southwest Kendall Avenue and Southeast Kibling Street. The businesses in downtown will be passing out candy to ghosts and goblins of all ages.

The event is free for the whole family.

Centennial gym groundbreaking

Centennial School District is inviting the public to attend a video premiere of the groundbreaking for new elementary school gyms for Meadows, Parklane, Patrick Lynch, and Powell Butte at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. The video will be posted on the district's website.


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