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Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop kicks off holidays

The Castle will hold its virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 14 on Zoom. To register go to mariettacastle.org/events/, click on Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and scroll to the “Registration” link. (Photo Provided)

MARIETTA — The Castle will kick off the holidays with its virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 10 a.m..-noon Nov. 14 on Zoom.

Complete gingerbread house baking and decorating kits will be available including materials and instruction booklet with recipes for gingerbread, icing and assorted candies and decorative elements, Kyle Yoho, education director at The Castle, said. Kits will be available for pick-up at The Castle Carriage House Gift Shop.

“We welcome families to get into the holiday spirit by joining us for our virtual Gingerbread House Workshop this year with step-by-step instructions to make a classic gingerbread house,” Yoho said.

Participants who want bake their own gingerbread and provide their own supplies can join the class with an instruction booklet provided, he said.

Kits also will be on sale for those who wish to forego the class and make a gingerbread house on their own time. The kit includes instruction booklet, prebaked gingerbread walls and roof for construction, cake board for the base, icing, assorted candies and decorative elements and water bottles to aid construction.

Kits will be available for pick up 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. To make special arrangements for pick-up call 740-373-4180.

The cost for the virtual workshop with complete kit is $20. The cost for the virtual workshop with instruction booklet is $12.50 and the cost for the instruction booklet and kit without participating in the virtual workshop is $15.

Advance registration is required. All registrations and orders must be received by Nov. 6.

The class will be conducted via Zoom Meeting. Registration is at “http://mariettacastle.org/events/”>mariettacastle.org/events/, click on Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and scroll down to the “Registration” link.

For more information, call Yoho at 740-373-4180 or email education@mariettacastle.org.

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