GREENVILLE – Patrons can kick-off the holiday festivities and unleash their creative side with a new twist to the traditional gingerbread house at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Greenville Public Library.
The library will supply the fixins; guests bring their families. This event is free but the ginger-bread kits are limited. Patrons may call 548-3915 to save a spot.
The first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC. Chinese recipes were developed during the 10th century, and by the late Middle Ages, Europeans had their own version of gingerbread.
Gingerbread houses, themselves, originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition.