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Gingerbread Girl to the Rescue - Holiday Contest 2020

 The tree is decorated, the house is lit up, and far too many cookies are in my belly-- the holidays are here! I hope you are all staying healthy and finding ways to make new memories in this weird time. One of our favorite traditions is making gingerbread cookies. Even though I am a perfectly smart, sensible, scientific young lady, I can't help but open the oven carefully every year just in case a gingerbread comes to life and runs amok. Which brings us to this year's annual holiday contest from Susanna Hill.  The challenge: Write a 250 word story for kids about the holidays with the theme of a Holiday Helper. To see the entries click here .  Gingerbread Girl to the Rescue   By Lauri C. Meyers   “Who wants to make gingerbread?” Ella asked. “I’m shopping,” Mom said from the couch. “Reading the news,” Dad said, not looking up. “Ugh, lame,” Charlie grunted while tapping his screen. Ella frosted dozens of gingerbread girls in colorful dresses with peppermint bling.