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Gingerbread village brightens Christmas season

The village started with a few gingerbread figures. “I put it out and loved the look of it,” Rhea said. “I kept adding to it.” She wants to make one more house - a general store.

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ELLINWOOD — Santa gently snores “Jingle Bells’ in his cozy gingerbread house on Pembroke and Kennedy Street in Ellinwood in the twinkling village created by Rhea and John Grandon. Children and adults gather each holiday evening at the Christmas fantasy village where dreamers dream.
In the church, the angel choir sings next door to the galloping horses turning on the carousel. Seven buildings trimmed in lights, 24 gingerbread figures, 18 animated figures, and candy canes light the lane that meanders through the village.
The Grandons built the village from scratch and it has evolved over the years, growing one piece at ...

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