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Higgins Haven Collage
Image by Heartlover1717
From the display:
Higgins Haven: Small Town, Big Changes
Voted “Best Little Edible Town” eight years in a row by CDI (Candyland Department of the Interior), Higgins Haven has a reputation that precedes itself. “I’m so busy in the big city where I work importing and exporting different types of cinnamon,” says one professionally decorated gingerbread man, “that I often dream of what it would be like to raise a few gingerboys and gingergirls in Higgins Haven.” Its founder, John Wood man Higgins, AKA “The Man of Sugar”, started the town in hopes of people doing just that.
The ideal town got its start like any other town. With the right permits signed by Mayor Marzipan, the spearmint trees were removed and houses started going up one gingerbread wall at a time. Years went by and the design changed, but the lighthearted mood always stays the same. Some residents will tell you that time goes by a bit slower in Higgins haven, the chocolate rivers are always filled with Swedish fish, and there is never a marshmallow cloud in the sky. One resident put it simply, “There is no problem in Higgins Haven that cannot be solved with a little royal icing.”
Well, we hope they have a lot of royal icing on hand. While doing routine cobblestone work at 100 Baker Avenue, gingerworkers found a wonderful link to their past. When the sno-caps were pushed aside, what is believed to be the old town center was unearthed. All that was left was the carefully laid chocolate rock foundation. When reached for comment, the mayor spoke for the whole town:
“We are very fortunate to find this connection to our past. Our hope is to raise enough money to restore our town center to its original state. When coconut stops falling from the sky, we will build. In the meantime, any gold wrapped chocolate coin donations can be made to our Annual Fondant at Higgins Hall. Thank you.”
Good luck, Higgins Haven!
Higgins Haven is the combined effort of staff members at Higgins Armory Museum…a lot of people on staff wanted to try their hand at designing something…just by looking at the roofs, everyone brought something different and great to the landscape…we didn’t quite realize how much work this could be! Luckily, our staff was determined and everyone helped out to make our little village come to life.
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