Winning gingerbread houses on display in downtown South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Downtown South Bend selected the winners of their annual 2020 Gingerbread Village Competition on Dec. 19, and you still have time to see the winning houses.

Winners were chosen in four categories: non-professional child (18 and under), non-professional (individual, family, or group), professional (individual or group), and people’s choice.

The people’s choice winner was based on public voting held at the Courtyard by Marriot in downtown South Bend from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18.

Judges from The Ragamuffin and Pink Lemonade Pastries bakeries determined the winners of the other categories.


Non-professional child category: 1st – Sara Torbet

Non-professional (individual, family, or group) category: 1st – Renee Noffsinger and family, 2nd – tie between Deb Neumann and Amy Diesel, 3rd – Davonna Brown, 4th – Rebecca Jane Robbins

Professional category: 1st – Chef Kevin Stantz with Cass County COA

People’s choice category: 1st – Sara Torbet, 2nd – Chef Kevin Stantz, 3rd – Deb Neumann, 4th – Davonna Brown

Visitors can see these gingerbread houses on display at the Courtyard by Marriot through Christmas Eve.

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