Cambridge Festival of Gingerbread, Tour of Homes planned Dec. 1 and 2


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Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 7:08 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE -- A Festival of Gingerbread and a Tour of Homes are planned by Cambridge Main Street as part of Christmas on the Square on Dec. 1 and 2.

There also will be a holiday lighting contest with cash prizes. Residents wanting their houses judged need to enter their addresses at the village office. Judging will be on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Dec. 1 events include horse-drawn carriage rides and a Taste of Cambridge from 5 to 7 p.m. On Dec. 2, Cambridge Lutheran Church will have a Swedish bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the First Baptist Church will offer its Calories Galore sale of cookies and holiday treats from 1 to 3 p.m.

Formerly the Festival of Trees, the Festival of Gingerbread, will featured houses, wreaths and miniature trees from 2 to 6 p.m. at the community hall with winners announced at 6.

Santa Claus arrives by firetruck at 4 p.m. A chili supper is planned from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with hot dogs available for children. Prices are $3 for children 12 and younger and $5 for adults. The high school jazz band will perform.

Tickets for The Main Street Tour of Homes can be bought from the Main Street office at 124 W. Exchange St. in advance or from volunteers at the three homes. A poinsettia will be given away.

The tour includes Boyd and Kathy Johnson, 219 N. West Street; Brian and Becky Nelson, 202 Valley View Drive; and Kippy Nelson, 13227 N. 700th Avenue (Illinois 82 three miles south of Cambridge and east on County Road 700).

"All the homes are amazing in design and decor," Cambridge Main Street director Deb VanDeWoestyne said. "As always, Main Street is very grateful to the homeowners for agreeing to open their doors and allow others to share in their Christmas traditions, old and new, and view the beauty of their homes and decor."

Winners of the Stop and Shop Cambridge promotion will be drawn on Dec. 2, with a Christmas cantata planned at the First Baptist Church at 7 p.m.













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