Mokena Elementary School first-grader Blake Robinson created this gingerbread house, complete with a working toy train, as part of MES and Mokena Intermediate School’s decorating contest Friday, Dec. 6. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
Mokena Fire Protection District Trustee Kenneth Blank, a volunteer judge for the decorating contest, looks over some of the 53 entries from Mokena Elementary and Intermediate School’s students.
Second-grader Abbie Rea won the title of Most Creative in her class for this gingerbread house.
Fourth-grader Carly Tully created this Rice Krispies house.
Created by second-grader Hailey Cerniuk.
Created by first-grader Mason Holeman.
The pre-K duo of William and Joseph Littrell took the prize for Most Creative in their class.
Left to right: Christine Kilias, PTA member; Cheryl Chandler, PTA treasurer; Kelly Chlebek, PTA president; David McAtee, MIS principal; Aslee Jelley, PTA secretary; and Shannon Hein, PTA vice president.
Fourth-grader Evi Coines created this large-scale gingerbread house. Posing with Coines is Christina Kilias.