From our Walt Whitman desk
Question: When is a Gingerbread House Decorating Competition more than just flinging some frosting around?
Answer: When a Boston Herald scribe is one of the judges!
First, here’s how the Boston Globe’s Namesniks name-dropped the story:
Local celebs support Home for Little Wanderers
There was some fierce competition at The Home for Little Wanderers’ annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition, held Tuesday at Showcase Cinema de Lux at Legacy Place in Dedham. Among those constructing homes worthy of Hansel and Gretel were former TV anchor Bianca de la Garza, “American Hustle” actresses Erica McDermott and Melissa McMeekin, actress-producer Christy Scott Cashman, Magic 106.7’s Candy O’Terry, Summer Shack’s Jasper White, and baseball scribe Peter Gammons. The event raised $30,000 for The Home for Little Wanderers, which is one of New England’s largest child welfare agencies.
That’s okay, but the frosting local tabloid gave a clinic on how to hit the sweet spot.
For starters, give it the top of Page One.
Then give it all of page 16.
I was lucky enough to judge the competition with Joan Wallace-Benjamin, the president of the Home, our very own Kerry Byrne, Celtics mascot Lucky, Boston Magazine’s Leah Mennies and Magic 106.7’s Chris Shine.
And that, my friends, is how it’s done.