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Grant Barrett, 16 and Sierra Civin, 17, both of Port Charlotte High School, work together during the Iron Chef competition. Their teacher Chef Ron Westrom gave them baker’s shirts to wear to look more professional at the competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: CYD's 4th Annual Gingerbread Festival and Iron Chef Competition

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Grant Barrett, 16 and Sierra Civin, 17, both of Port Charlotte High School, work together during the Iron Chef competition. Their teacher Chef Ron Westrom gave them baker’s shirts to wear to look more professional at the competition.

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Maria Ramos and her daughter Gabriela Zevallos, 3, had fun looking at all the gingerbread houses.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Maria Ramos and her daughter Gabriela Zevallos, 3, had fun looking at all the gingerbread houses.

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Jeannette Siler was a judge for the Iron Chef competition Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Potter Building. “I like tradition,” said Siler about what she looks for in a winning gingerbread house.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Jeannette Siler was a judge for the Iron Chef competition Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Potter Building. “I like tradition,” said Siler about what she looks for in a winning gingerbread house.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s entry

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s entry

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A Marina Jack gingerbread house created by students at Suncoast School for Innovative Studies.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

A Marina Jack gingerbread house created by students at Suncoast School for Innovative Studies.

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The gingerbread house made by Sunrise Elementary School featured solar panels on the roof and a windmill.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

The gingerbread house made by Sunrise Elementary School featured solar panels on the roof and a windmill.

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Whole Foods’ entry

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Whole Foods’ entry

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Montanna Williamson, 15, adds a candy cane accent to Charlotte Tech Center’s gingerbread house.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Montanna Williamson, 15, adds a candy cane accent to Charlotte Tech Center’s gingerbread house.

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Women’s Exchange’s gingerbread house was made to look like their store. The roof featured red and green price tags from their store.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Women’s Exchange’s gingerbread house was made to look like their store. The roof featured red and green price tags from their store.

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Pine View Sailing Team’s entry

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Pine View Sailing Team’s entry

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Amanda Pajaro, 17, adds green icing to Charlotte Tech Center’s gingerbread house.

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Amanda Pajaro, 17, adds green icing to Charlotte Tech Center’s gingerbread house.

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Alta Vista Elementary’s Kettle Club entry took first place in the Elementary category.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Alta Vista Elementary’s Kettle Club entry took first place in the Elementary category.

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Gwyn Baker looks at gingerbread houses with her daughter Rachel, 9, and her daughter’s friend, Brielle Campbell, 8.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Gwyn Baker looks at gingerbread houses with her daughter Rachel, 9, and her daughter’s friend, Brielle Campbell, 8.

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CYD’s entry

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

CYD’s entry

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Aarien Foster, 15, does some detailed icing work on Southeast High School’s gingerbread house.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Aarien Foster, 15, does some detailed icing work on Southeast High School’s gingerbread house.

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Girl Scout Troop #172’s entry

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Girl Scout Troop #172’s entry

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Samantha Lockhart, 16, adds twizzlers to the roof of Southeast High School’s gingerbread house.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Samantha Lockhart, 16, adds twizzlers to the roof of Southeast High School’s gingerbread house.

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Mattison’s won first place in the adult category.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Mattison’s won first place in the adult category.

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This flamingo themed gingerbread house was created by Ms. Wexler’s class of Brookside Middle School.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

This flamingo themed gingerbread house was created by Ms. Wexler’s class of Brookside Middle School.

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Charlotte Tech Center’s Montanna Williamson, 15, and Amanda Pajaro, 17, won first place in the Iron Chef competition Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Potter Building.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Charlotte Tech Center’s Montanna Williamson, 15, and Amanda Pajaro, 17, won first place in the Iron Chef competition Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Potter Building.

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