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Annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes returns to Logan

A gingerbread display on a table next to a Christmas tree
Eli Lucero
The Herald Journal
A gingerbread display created by Jennifer and Ashlyn Erickson is shown at S.E. Needham Jewelers on Monday.

In downtown Logan, 11 shops and businesses have recently become the homes of intricate gingerbread artwork as part of the 23rd annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes Contest.

The process relies on downtown visitors to determine the best succulent structure by receiving a ballot at any of the business locations and voting for their favorite. The architects of the top six gingerbread houses will receive $100.

According to Gene Needham, a board member of the Logan Downtown Alliance, the idea for the event originally came from a city on the East Coast.

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This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.