Originally Published: November 26, 2008 11:25 p.m.
The weak economy cut the number of entries in the 16th annual Gingerbread Village at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, which features many replicas of historic buildings in Prescott.
This year it features about 90 gingerbread buildings made by area schoolchildren, chefs, businesses, families and individuals, as compared to more than 100 in previous years.
It is on display in a new location in the Prescott Resort & Conference Center's lobby through Dec. 28.
"It's amazing. So much hard work goes into it. I appreciate the resort holding it," Gloria Green of Prescott said. "I've been coming to it for 13 years and this year's is just as good as ever."
Joanne Saft of Prescott said, "People did a lot of work and came up with a lot of different ideas."
Yvonne Berry of Prescott said, "It shows a lot about Prescott and how it works as a community. It tells a lot about its history. It is a nice place (the resort) to bring your family."
The three women said they liked the village's new layout this year. It is shorter and wider.
Some other people The Daily Courier talked to said the new layout gives them a true village feeling. Previously the resort laid the village out in a long, narrow line.
In conjunction with the Gingerbread Village, the Central Arizona Model Railroad Club is sponsoring a model train exhibition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Members will display various scales of model trains.
Also, on Saturdays Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, children of all ages can participate in the resort's Gingerbread man cookie decorating activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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