Gingerbread village was made with more than 120 pounds of dough, 40 pounds of chocolate and 40 pounds of icing
ANCHORAGE – Although most school construction projects cost millions of dollars, one involved dough of a different kind in Anchorage.
A gingerbread village is now complete at Airport Heights Elementary School. The village was made completely by hand by third grade teacher John Williams. His students also pitched in by adding a few houses.
Williams used more than 120 pounds of dough, 40 pounds of chocolate and 40 pounds of icing. A clock tower is four feet tall, taller than some of his students. Williams gets a big kick out of the holiday project, he said.
“One of the biggest pleasures I have is knowing I created a long-lasting memory with my students,” Williams said.
A village hotel is modeled after the Captain Cook Hotel, and actual the hotel donated some chocolate and icing. The project took about three months to complete, Williams said.