Dec. 15, 2003
Top photo, right - Natasha Tanno, of Cleona, left, and Emily Hitz, of Hershey, right, are both second year HACC architecture students put the finishing touches on the wax "ice" pond that is part of the Holiday display at the Governor's residence. The state room is dedicated to a tribute to Fred Rogers and the PBS children's television show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

HACC students taking civil engineering designed the roads, trolley and landscaping. HACC culinary arts students in pastry arts this semester baked and decorated gingerbread houses for the Neighborhood and Neighborhood of Make Believe.

The state room and additional rooms with holiday themes at the Governor's residence are open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10am to 2pm until December 18.

Center photo, right - Gina Lombardo of Lancaster, first year culinary arts student at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College arranges a gingerbread carousel that is part of the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood display at the Governor's residence.

Lower photo, right - From left to right are HACC culinary arts students Ron Warren, Hummelstown, Tiana Basom, Harrisburg, Brian Basham, Grantville and in the background, Ken Ameigh of Hershey. Chef Instructor Tim Harris, of Carlisle, is at right. At the Governor's residence they gently guide the placement of the gingerbread school, being careful not to shake the melted Jolly Rancher windows, the Pez candy "brick" fence or gingerbread walls.

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