Sugar and spice at the Leach Public Library

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Olivia Peters played in the gingerbread playhouse in the Leach Public Library once she finished decorating her cookies.  Photo by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
Olivia Peters played in the gingerbread playhouse in the Leach Public Library once she finished decorating her cookies. Photo by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

copyright the Chronicle December 2, 2015

by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

IRASBURG — The Leach Public Library in Irasburg held the ninth edition of its Gingerbread Open House on Saturday.

The promise of gingerbread featured on a sign outdoors lured people into the library, where the smells of Christmas — evergreens, sugar, and spice — greeted them.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. people could taste all kinds of cookies and cider, participate in a raffle, decorate cookies, and listen to beautiful music.

The purpose of the event was to raise money for the library, but it’s not a moneymaker, so the hope is that it will generate more traffic to the library, librarian and organizer Laurie Green said.

“We’ve never had it this early,” she said when asked about the turnout.

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