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Kingwood Center Shows a bit of Christmas Spirit

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Kingwood Center got into the Christmas Spirit this year by celebrating with festive decorations, gingerbread house competitions, and refreshments such as cookies and hot cocoa. The Gingerbread House Competition is a new addition to the center's annual festivities, and is quickly becoming a fan-favorite staple.

"This is the most entries we've had with gingerbread, and we hope to keep growing that," said Chuck Gleaves, Kingwood Center's Director. "It seems to be a popular thing in other areas, and it's growing in popularity here. Along with the gingerbreads are the trains, and the kids really love those. We have a local volunteer who comes out with his trains, sets them up, and keeps them running."

Aside from the gingerbread and the model train displays, the rest of the house was decorated in each room by different groups of volunteers, who gave each room its own look. These looks varied from the sleek and elegant "simple" Christmas designs to bright, colorful, and complex decorations that covered entire rooms. Crowds of people touring the house asked many questions and were fascinated by the amount of work that had gone into making Kingwood a holiday wonderland. Kingwood Center will be open again Sunday, December 21st from 3PM-8PM for its holiday display.

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