People of all ages were able to marvel at dozens of gingerbread houses on Sunday, Dec. 9 during the 31st annual Treatment Homes' Gingerbread Extravaganza at the state capitol.

Contestants purchased the gingerbread house kits to decorate at home and submitted them in one of six categories.

The judges picked the winners, but organizers tell us it's always a tough job.

"How creative people are here in Central Arkansas," Paula Patterson, secretary of the board, said. "It's unbelievable the ideas they get. They're so very creative. The houses are usually beautifully."

Young children were also able to enter a coloring contest and people were able to take photos with Santa.

All the money raised is to support the extra needs of foster children throughout the year, including presents for the annual Christmas party.

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