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2016 Gingerbread Showcase Winners on Display!

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Gingerbread Display Continues!  If you missed the spectacular 2016 Palisade Olde Fashion Christmas Gingerbread Contest and Showcase presented by Hilltop Senior Services and Community Hospital, December 3 rd , you still have an opportunity to see a great number of them in a beautiful display at Community Hospital, 2351 G Rd, Grand Junction, CO. The display will be there thru December 19th. Just walk in the front door of the hospital and wander down the beautifully decorated walk way to be amazed and delighted at the creativity of the participants of all ages.

Additional ones can be seen at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade and in the windows of Toys for the Fun of It on Main Street in Grand Junction. “We always think it can’t get any better and each year it does” says Dixie Burmeister, Coordinator of the Gingerbread Contest and Showcase.

Congratulations to all the winners in all categories:

Category: Original creations – No Kits

1st Place: Kelly Minton of Fruita

2nd Place: Audrey Kiser & Sue Kiser of Grand Junction

3rd Place: Bobbie Thompson of Fruita

Honorable Mention: Bonnie Stenger of Palisade

Honorable Mention: Tammy VanMauer of Grand Junction

1st Place : Xanna Duran of Grand Junction

2nd Place: Hope Labbitt of Grand Junction

3rd Place: Ryder Weaver of Palisade

Honorable Mention: Nickyiah Sawyer of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Marek Winfrey of Grand Junction

Category: CHILD – Ages 6-11 – KITS ALLOWED

1st Place: Morgan Labbitt of Grand Junction

2nd Place: Halen Coughlin of Fruita

3rd Place: Adisyn Pinnt of Palisade

Honorable Mention: Abigail Buniger of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Maggie Thoele of Fruita

Category: YOUTH – Ages 12-17 – KITS ALLOWED

1st Place: Alyssa Breeden of Fruita

2nd Place: Carlos Martinez of Grand Junction

3rd Place: Hylan VanMaurer of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Bennett Bayliss of Montrose


1st Place: Malinda Baumann of Palisade

2nd Place: Gloria Allen of Grand Junction

3rd Place: Christine Davidson of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Jamie Eckert of Clifton

Honorable Mention: Patricia Robers of Clifton

Category: GROUP – families, friends, clubs – KITS ALLOWED

1st Place: Kember Langner & Suzanne Jameson of Palisade

2nd Place: Darla Blair & Kirk Johnson of Grand Junction

3rd Place: Bev O’Neil, Shelly Weiss, Toby Joy, Consuela Theinan, Hannah & Clay Cunningham, Ginger Hajaglou, Tristan Stamp of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Hailey & Rachael Terlouw of Grand Junction

Honorable Mention: Damien, Ashley, Kyla, Tyler & Easton of Palisade

Category: BUSINESS

1st Place: SGM, INC of Grand Junction

2nd Place: Angela Ecker of Palisade

3rd Place: JoAnn Mills of Grand Junction

For more information: Palisade Chamber 464-7458 or contact Dixie Burmeister at 970-261-6583.



Juliann Adams is the Executive Director of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. Before taking on her current role she was the Director of Sales and Events at Wine Country Inn since opening in 2008. Her background is Graphic Design and Sales and Marketing. She and her husband Dan have a small vineyard in Palisade. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Juliann loves Palisade and wants everyone to experience the community's resources. "Life Tastes good here all year long"