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Gallery: 2021 Salem Gingerbread Day

A proud 6-year-old Autumn Abruzzino proudly displays her gingerbread house. She is the daughter of Columbiana County Prosecutor Vito Abruzzino.
Jen Grabowski encouraged her 6-year-old son, Steve, right, and 6-year-old Hunter Bines.
Six-year-old Jillian Carlisle dressed in a festive way for the big day.
Eight-year-old Gabby Hill designed her gingerbread house.
Siblings Molly Lauber, 3, and Mason, 5, shared family time.
A special father-daughter moment was shared by Ryan O’Donnell and his 3-year-old daughter, Brynlee.
Nine-year-old Carrie Hager created a colorful gingerbread house.
Seven-year-old Kaylee Crider used a holiday frame to make a Gingerbread Day memory.
A happy 2-year-old Benjamin Nicholas showed off a tattoo on each hand.
Nine-year-old Blakely Brooks composed a letter to Santa Claus.
Having a fun time together at Gingerbread Day were, from left, 5-year-old Emmett Helman, 5-year-old Kynzlee Luketic and 6-year-old Gabriella Parrish.

After a year’s absence due to COVD, the all-free Gingerbread Day attracted over 800 children throughout Saturday to the Salem High School cafeteria. The event was supported by donations and staffed by volunteers. Children designed their ready-made gingerbread houses with different candies and icing. They were able to take house home. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand. Children were able to write letters to Santa for placement in a special mailbox, get Christmas-themed tattoos, and receive stocking caps, scarves and two books apiece. The got goodie bags when departing. Shown here, 6-year-old Alexander Sutak revealed his Christmas wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus.(Salem News photos by J.D. Creer)

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