Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Berkhofer
Entrants in a gingerbread-eating contest go face first into the confection at the South Charleston Heritage Commission’s Gingerbread Festival, held Sept. 28.
|Pamela Neveu, a member of the Civil War reenactors group, explains the fine art of “hair jewelry,” also known as “mourning jewelry.”
|The Springfield Dulcimer Society plays on the front porch of the South Charleston Heritage Commission’s log house during the annual Gingerbread Festival.
Phillip Wright stirs the ham and bean soup, a traditional
goodie of the South Charleston Gingerbread Festival
made by Heritage Commission President George Berkhofer.
|Larry Marple, a South Charleston Heritage Commission trustee, portrays President Theodore Roosevelt.
|Two members of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry reenactors group scope out the festivities from the porch of tthe South Charleston Heritage commission’s log house.
|Several vendors set up shop each year at the Gingerbread Festival.
|Items for sale at the Gingerbread Festival included Colonial-style glass, hand blown by South Charleston Heritage Commission member Kyle White, a journeyman glass blower at Colonial Jamestown. Proceeds from the glassware sales went to the Heritage Commission.