Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s Ninth Annual Gingerbread Homes and Habitats Contest on Saturday, December 21. There were 65 entries in this year’s contest!
Two Montclair Cooperative School students—Jack Correia from Cedar Grove and William Devine from Montclair—won first place in the Group/Family Category of the Essex County Environmental Center’s Ninth Annual Essex County Gingerbread Homes and Habitats Contest. Pictured with them are DiVincenzo, Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante and Essex County Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold. Second Place went to Montclair Cooperative School students Francesca Rosenblatt from Maplewood, Iila Mazie from Oradell, Sage Buckley from Bloomfield and Samantha Cordero from Glen Ridge. Third Place went to Sue Mazur, Gregory Hill and Brittany Hill from Fairfield.
DiVincenzo also congratulated Lena Fine from Montclair for receiving third place in the Individual Child Category. First Place went to Aleah Colon-Alfonso from Clifton and Second Place went to Vincent Bello from Lyndhurst. Check out Lena’s cool gingerbread house below: