Gingerbread Festival

Human Services Programs of Carroll County sponsors the Gingerbread Festival to raise money for the homeless and others in need.  This year the festival will take place in the Main Street Exchange in Westminster, across from the Westminster Library.  It will run from November 25 through December 1.  The public is invited to enter gingerbread constructions.  Go to for information about how to submit an entry.

Attendees at the festival have the opportunity to "vote" for their favorite entries by purchasing coins to drop in containers by the entries.  All the funds raised by this event go to HSP efforts to support those in need.

WCOB Participation

Since Nancy McCrickard of our church came up with the idea of  Gingerbread Festival, Westminster Church of the Brethren has been an integral part of the celebration by volunteering to work at the festival, making an entry from the church, and having individuals in the congregation submit entries.    We have a long history of working with Human Services Program s through volunteering for not only the festival but also for the Cold Weather Shelter, and making donations to the agency.