Saratoga Resort holds Christmas party for area elementary students

Saratoga Hot Springs Resort opened their doors to elementary school students from Saratoga and Encampment last Friday, December 15. The event, known as, “Chef Ted’s Gingerbread Unveiling & Santa Workshop” featured games, a coloring contest, cookies & hot chocolate, a visit with Santa - and of course, the incredible hand built Gingerbread House.

Various rooms and areas at the Resort were set aside for the different activities. The dining area was dedicated for the drinks, snacks, coloring and games; a conference room had Jolly Old St. Nick and the lobby held the feature of the occasion, the Gingerbread House.

Chef Ted Roman used over 100 pounds of gingerbread to build the cottage around a wooden support frame. There is 200 pounds of icing and 3020 candy bars adorning the roof and walls. It is a true sign of the season and required hours of diligent effort.

There was a contest to guess the amount of candy affixed to the gingerbread structure. Winners were: Jewell Arney and Jeremiah Johnson of Saratoga Elementary School, and Irisa Baysinger of Encampment K-12 School. Congratulations to those students.

Saratoga Hot Springs Resort General Manager, Cheena Parsons, noted the hard work of her entire team to stage this event; Chef Roman in particular. Also, the special help provided by Debbie Arnold and Teense Wilford.


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