RiverCenter in Columbus hosts ribbon cutting for 4th annual gingerbread village

RiverCenter in Columbus hosts ribbon cutting for 4th annual gingerbread village

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The RiverCenter in Columbus held a ribbon-cutting for the fourth annual gingerbread village Friday.

People were required to have a mask and have temperature checks upon entry. Peppermint dots were placed on the ground as a reminder to social distance.

Fifteen gingerbread houses from the community were on display. The biggest difference from previous years is that there were no judges.

“One of the functions of the arts and one of the functions of culture is to create some sense of normalcy in the community,” said Norman Easterbrook, director and CEO of the RiverCenter. “And I think it goes a long way to causing people to get along a little bit better throughout the day, and I think also it helps our community stay durable and realize that there’s a brighter future.”

The event was free to attend.

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