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Gingerbread Village installed in Chapel Hills Mall

Culinary students from Pikes Peak Community College installed an annual Gingerbread Village in the Chapel Hills Mall on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The village, created for the Ronald McDonald House charity, will be on display through December 10, and then the creations will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity.

Riley Bautista covers the gingerbread village in a light dusting of powdered sugar to give it a snowy look as a final touch after installation in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students made the village for the Ronald McDonald House using about 50 pounds of gingerbread.
Riley Bautista covers the gingerbread village in a light dusting of powdered sugar to give it a snowy look as a final touch after installation in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students made the village for the Ronald McDonald House using about 50 pounds of gingerbread.

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Sheryll Lucas carries a gingerbread sleigh and ice-rink up the ramp at the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The construction was one of many installed in the Gingerbread Village there on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House.
Sheryll Lucas carries a gingerbread sleigh and ice-rink up the ramp at the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The construction was one of many installed in the Gingerbread Village there on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House.

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Katheryne Potts carries a gingerbread castle up a ramp for installation in the annual Gingerbread Village, in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students prepare the village for the Ronal McDonald House, and at the end the houses are auctioned off to raise money.
Katheryne Potts carries a gingerbread castle up a ramp for installation in the annual Gingerbread Village, in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students prepare the village for the Ronal McDonald House, and at the end the houses are auctioned off to raise money.

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Jill Cawdrey, center, plugs in lights built into each of the gingerbread constructions at the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Jill Cawdrey, center, plugs in lights built into each of the gingerbread constructions at the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

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Heather Roldan and Tamara Montoya hold a gingerbread cabin, while Katheryne Potts and Riley Bautista laugh in the background, in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The students were installing the Gingerbread Village that they created for the Ronald McDonald House charity.
Heather Roldan and Tamara Montoya hold a gingerbread cabin, while Katheryne Potts and Riley Bautista laugh in the background, in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The students were installing the Gingerbread Village that they created for the Ronald McDonald House charity.

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Riley Bautista covers the gingerbread village in a light dusting of powdered sugar to give it a snowy look as a final touch after installation in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students made the village for the Ronald McDonald House using about 50 pounds of gingerbread.
Riley Bautista covers the gingerbread village in a light dusting of powdered sugar to give it a snowy look as a final touch after installation in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students made the village for the Ronald McDonald House using about 50 pounds of gingerbread.

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Cassandra McIntyre takes a photo of her team's Nightmare Before Christmas themed gingerbread house in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Teams worked until the last possible moment to perfect the creations for the Ronald McDonald House.
Cassandra McIntyre takes a photo of her team's Nightmare Before Christmas themed gingerbread house in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Teams worked until the last possible moment to perfect the creations for the Ronald McDonald House.

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Elizabeth Smith takes a photo of her team's gingerbread house in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Teams of three Pikes Peak Community College students collaborated to make an annual gingerbread village in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.
Elizabeth Smith takes a photo of her team's gingerbread house in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Teams of three Pikes Peak Community College students collaborated to make an annual gingerbread village in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.

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Cassandra McIntyre points out parts of a gingerbread construction as her twin sister Katie McIntyre takes photos in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students created a gingerbread village for the Ronald McDonald House and installed it in the mall for the holidays.
Cassandra McIntyre points out parts of a gingerbread construction as her twin sister Katie McIntyre takes photos in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students created a gingerbread village for the Ronald McDonald House and installed it in the mall for the holidays.

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A head light shines out of the front of a gingerbread Polar Express in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students used about 50 pounds of gingerbread to make a Gingerbread Village for the local Ronald McDonald House.
A head light shines out of the front of a gingerbread Polar Express in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Pikes Peak Community College students used about 50 pounds of gingerbread to make a Gingerbread Village for the local Ronald McDonald House.

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Riley Bautista sprinkles a light dusting of edible snow over a cabin in the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The separate pieces created by groups of students where arranged together to create the village.
Riley Bautista sprinkles a light dusting of edible snow over a cabin in the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The separate pieces created by groups of students where arranged together to create the village.

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Chef Michael Paradiso photographs his students' work after they leave the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Paradiso has coordinated the gingerbread village construction since it started seven years ago.
Chef Michael Paradiso photographs his students' work after they leave the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Paradiso has coordinated the gingerbread village construction since it started seven years ago.

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Tamara Montoya, framed in cabin, drapes decorations around the tables at the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Five teams created gingerbread houses for the village and then installed them in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.
Tamara Montoya, framed in cabin, drapes decorations around the tables at the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Five teams created gingerbread houses for the village and then installed them in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.

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Tamara Montoya drapes decorations around the tables at the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Five teams created gingerbread houses for the village and then installed them in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.
Tamara Montoya drapes decorations around the tables at the gingerbread village in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Five teams created gingerbread houses for the village and then installed them in the mall for the Ronald McDonald House.

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A gingerbread cabin with a stretched jolly rancher stained-glass window is installed before a Christmas tree in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Students created all the houses completely from edible treats, except for the electrical components that light up.
A gingerbread cabin with a stretched jolly rancher stained-glass window is installed before a Christmas tree in the Chapel Hills Mall near Dillards on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Students created all the houses completely from edible treats, except for the electrical components that light up.

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