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finished cookiesFrom left, Lillie Seemangal, Maya Dobbs, and Laila Dobbs showing off their colourful cookie creations November 25.

Raina Watson
Co-op Student

Children and their families were all invited to the Port Elgin Branch Library for the third annual Gingerbread Library, which may not have been made out of gingerbread, but everyone who came out sure did get a dose of delicious cookies courtesy of the Offshore Bakery in Southampton.

As well as decorating cookies, attendees also had the chance to make some holiday themed ornaments, take part in a scavenger hunt and visit with Santa before the Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade.

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The library was beautifully decorated throughout with gingerbread men and candy canes on the walls, and other decorations all in the holiday spirit. Kathy Samson, Branch Supervisor, gave all the credit to library employee Amanda Ransome saying she had put the whole thing together for the past three years along with Friends of the Library and other volunteers.

The event was completely free to families including a raffle where all kids could enter their name to win a prize designed for their age group.

santa and mrs clausSanta and Mrs Claus took the time to post for a picture before the parade November 25.

Avery LeynaLeyna (left) and Avery McLaren at the Gingerbread Library November 25.

threeJust some of the beautiful cookie creations at the GingerBread Library November 25.

VolunteersJoann Bowen (left) and Debra Seyter ran the raffle booth while juggling the cookie decorating duties November 25.

with SantaChildren had a chance to visit with Santa before heading out to the Santa Claus Parade.