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Resident, troop score sweet prize

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"Jingle Bells," the winning gingerbread entry by Carson Spears.

Dublin resident Carson Spears and the children of Dublin Daisy Troop 2081 were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Youth Category of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' seventh annual Gingerbread Competition.

Spears received a $100 gift card to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for the entry, "Jingle Bells."

Dublin Daisy Troop 2081 received a one-year family membership to the Conservatory for "A Flower Garden Journey."

The competition, a focal point of the Conservatory's annual Merry & Bright holiday exhibition, received more than 40 entries in four categories - youth, teen, family and adult. This year's theme was Holiday Favorites: Books, Movies and Activities.