• 2021 Winner - Preschool - St. John Lutheran School - "The Christmas Tree is here"

    2021 Winner - Preschool - St. John Lutheran School - "The Christmas Tree is here"

  • 2021 Winner - Grades K-2 - St. John Lutheran School - "Whoville"

    2021 Winner - Grades K-2 - St. John Lutheran School - "Whoville"

  • 2021 Winner - Grades 3-5 - Kohler Public School - "SpongeBob Holiday Wonderland"

    2021 Winner - Grades 3-5 - Kohler Public School - "SpongeBob Holiday Wonderland"

  • 2021 Winner - Grades 6-8 - Lake Country Academy - "Frankly, The Holidays are all Wright"

    2021 Winner - Grades 6-8 - Lake Country Academy - "Frankly, The Holidays are all Wright"

  • 2021 Winner - Grades 9-12 - Random Lake High School - "Not Mush-Room House"

    2021 Winner - Grades 9-12 - Random Lake High School - "Not Mush-Room House"

  • 2021 Winner - Community Group - Plymouth/Cedar Grove AFS Students - "Worldwide Christmas"

    2021 Winner - Community Group - Plymouth/Cedar Grove AFS Students - "Worldwide Christmas"

  • 2021 Winner - Open Category - The TeBeest Family - "Whistling Straits"

    2021 Winner - Open Category - The TeBeest Family - "Whistling Straits"

  • Kohler Foundation Waelderhaus

    Kohler Foundation Waelderhaus

Annual Gingerbread Festival

25th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!

The winners of the 25th annual Waelderhaus Gingerbread Festival competition have been announced by Kohler Foundation. From November 26 through December 30, the Waelderhaus was host to a delicious collection of houses, stables, churches, and Christmas villages.  Cash prizes, based on votes tallied from more than 2,500 visitors, are being awarded in seven categories. The overall highest vote-getter of the festival was the creative depiction of “The Christmas Tree is Here!” created by Linda Christian’s 4 Year Old Preschool class from St. John Lutheran School in Plymouth.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GINGERBREAD WINNERS!


The first-place winners in each category were awarded $500. They include:


Pre-school: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Mrs. Linda Christian’s class) “The Christmas Tree is here”
Grades K-2: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Mrs. MacGillis’s class) “Whoville”
Grades 3-5: Kohler Public School (Mrs. Bruggink’s class) “SpongeBob Holiday Wonderland”
Grades 6-8: Lake Country Academy (Ruth Smith/Michele Konrad 8th gr. Art Class) “Frankly, The Holidays are all Wright”
Grades 9-12: Random Lake High School (Ms. MacDonald’s class) “Not Mush-Room House”
Community Groups: Plymouth-Cedar Grove AFS Students (Diane Gafney/Caren Johnson) “Worldwide Christmas”
Open: The TeBeest Family (Ashley TeBeest) “Whistling Straits”

Second-place winners earned a $250 cash prize. They include:


Pre-school: Bethlehem Lutheran School (Mrs. Buss/Mrs. Kubow’s 3K) “Christ is the Heart of Christmas”
Grades K-2: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Miss Scheele’s 2nd gr. class) “Cozy Log Cabin”
Grades 3-5: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Mrs MacGillis’s 5th gr class) “Santa’s Workshop”
Grades 6-8: St. John the Baptist Catholic School (Jen Stielow’s STEM Class) “Hallmark Christmas Cottage”
Grades 9-12: Cedar Grove Belgium High School (Mrs. Urness’s World of Foods Class) “Christmas Lodge”
Community Groups: Christ Child Academy (Diane Mutsch Extended Day Program, Advisor) “Hope Peace Joy Love”
Open: Williams Family Grandkids (Carol Williams) “Hunting Cabin”

Third place honorees and recipients of a $100 award are:


Pre-school: John Michael Kohler Art Center (Keely Phippen’s 4K Class) “The Global Warming House”
Grades K-2: Lake Country Academy (Mrs. Holcomb/Mrs. Bimmel’s Kindergarten class) “It Takes A village Of Shapes”
Grades 3-5: Sheboygan Falls Middle School (Mrs. Fiorini’s Art Enrichment Opportunity) “Fun in the Snow!”
Grades 6-8: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Mrs. MacGillis’s 8th gr. class) “Snowy Acres”
Grades 9-12: Random Lake High School (Ms. MacDonald’s class) “Volkswagen Van-cation”
Community Groups: Hub City 4H Club (Lori Schmid) “Scooby-Doo Christmas
Open: The Hoskins Family (Stephanie Hoskins “Little Blue Truck’s Christmas – Toad’s Tree Stand”