The Funhouse Commons serves the urgent needs of young people and
strengthens community bonds by providing a safe and stimulating
environment where all can learn, discover, create, socialize, and be heard.
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Gingerbread Contest!
After the enormous success of last year’s First Annual Gingerbread House contest, The Funhouse & Island Market are bringing it back! A holiday Gingerbread House Contest for ALL AGES with cash prizes!
There will be 4 categories: ADULTS (ages 18+); TEENS (ages 13-17); KIDS (ages 7-12); and LITTLES (ages 6 and under). For ages 17 and under, only the individual entrant is allowed to design and make their creation, however, help with baking and materials prep is permitted.
For the Adult “Open” category, however, it may be the work of either an individual OR a group (family, friends, etc. – no pros please). It may also have – though not required – up to one single battery powered element (lights, turning device, etc.) but, otherwise, it must be 100% edible.
There will be three awards given per age group – “Best in Show“, the “Creativity Award” (based on playful, unique and magical thinking), & the “Architect’s Award” (observing complexity & construction detail), for a total of 12 prizes, which will be feature cash prizes (privately donated) from $25 – $500. Also, Island Market will generously match the top 4 prizes
w/donations to local non-profits, to be designated by the 4 Best in Show winners. Our judges range from culinary experts to professional designers.
There are no entry fees – but you must register at funhousecommons.org BY 6pm, Tuesday, November 30th to participate! One entry per person only, though households may submit multiple entries. Once registered, all entries will be dropped off at the Funhouse Commons on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 12-3pm. Winners will be announced the next day, and displayed at Island Market from December 5th– 23rd, along with photos of ALL of our fantastic participants’ entries!
Visit our Gingerbread Contest page for the rules, drop-off and pick-up procedures, prize descriptions,
tips, and the registration form – one is required for each entry. Help us get into the holiday spirit and make a beautiful gingerbread house for your neighbors to feast their eyes on!
Afterschool is offered Monday through Friday at The Funhouse.
The Funhouse is open 5 days a week to provide Afterschool care.
Para obtener un formulario en español, llame a Liz al 360-376-7177 o haga clic aquí.
Join us Fridays from 10am-12pm in our playground!
Enjoy playing with friends while connecting with island families! Our building will not be open for play, but bathrooms will be available. Adults are required to wear masks, and we ask that children who are able to wear a mask do so to the best of their ability.
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