MATTHEWS, N.C. The town of Matthews has named winners in the annual gingerbread house contest this holiday season.

For the 3rd year in a row, Matthews hosted the event in three categories adult, child and family.

(Click here to see photos of the winners)

Each house had to be made with edible materials, and the winners are on display at the Matthews Chamber of Commerce/Historic Depot on Matthews Station Street.

First place winners in each category received $75, with $50 going to second place and $25 for third place.

1st Place - Penny Cunningham of Charlotte
2nd Place - Alan V. Jackson of Matthews

1st Place - Lauren McCaughey of Matthews
2nd Place - Brynn McClatchy of Charlotte
3rd Place - Joe Yardley of Matthews
Honorable Mention - Hampton Barnes of Charlotte

1st Place Friedlander Family
Nathalie, Maddie, Ella Friedlander and Nana Rolande Sowers of Matthews
2nd Place McClatchy Family
Riley & Darby McClatchy of Charlotte

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