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Students create on Gingerbread House Day

December 15, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

Kindergartners spent their Friday at South Butler Primary School building gingerbread houses and sneaking some icing and candy treats when their teachers weren't looking. Addison Mowry, left, and Norah Hutchman, right, worked with adult Kimberly Lunn.
One of the gingerbread houses created by a kindergartner at South Butler Primary School on December 14, 2018.

SAXONBURG — The South Butler Primary School's morning and afternoon kindergarten classes got into the spirit of the season Friday by participating in Gingerbread House Day.

In all eight classrooms, 149 kindergartners had a chance to show off their creativity by using cake frosting and graham crackers to build a gingerbread house and adding candy, gumdrops and cereal as decorations and roofing.

In Misty Mohney's class, Odin, 7, and Fiona, 5, worked to put the finishing touches on their nearly complete gingerbread creations.

Odin seemed unsure of what to do with the candy cane he had unwrapped,

“I don't know yet,” he said. “I may make a chimney.”

His neighbor, Fiona, was struggling to keep her two candy canes upright on the roof of her house. She figured she may have needed more frosting to keep the canes standing.

Read more about this in Monday's Butler Eagle.