With the holidays now on the horizon, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring its annual Gingerbread House Contest Dec. 7 at noon in conjunction with the Lake Charles Christmas Lighting Festival.
Entry divisions include amateur, professional and school groups. The gingerbread houses will remain on display at the bureau through December and visitors will be able to vote on the People's Choice Award — to be announced Dec. 31 at the bureau. The awards ceremony will be held at the bureau, located at 1205 North Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles. Southwest Louisiana's very own mascot, Gumbeaux Gator, will help present the awards.
The deadline for entering the contest is Nov. 6. Entries must be delivered to the Convention and Visitors Bureau between 1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
If you would like to take part in this fun holiday event, entry forms are available. To register, contact Shanna Landry at (337) 436-9588 or visit www.visitlakecharles.org.