A Sweet Competition at Brasstown Valley Resort

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Get out the frosting and your holiday cheer! It's time to enter Brasstown Valley Resort's Annual Gingerbread House Competition. For the second year the Resort, which is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, is inviting High Schools from around Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas to put together teams and compete in the Annual Gingerbread House Competition. Up to 17 school teams are invited to enter for the coveted glory of building the best Gingerbread House. Judging will be directed by a team of art and culinary experts. Each competing team will receive a ribbon in recognition of its submission and the top five winning teams will be awarded a cash contribution for use by their school. Last year's winning teams included: Rabun County High School with its entry "Winter Majesty," Marietta High School with "Marietta City Square," and Fannin County High School with "Gotham City."

"We are delighted to bring back the popular Gingerbread House Competition," said Charles Burton, General Manager Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. "The students had a blast last year, the Resort and its guests certainly appreciated their enthusiasm and creativity, and we undoubtedly touted the BEST holiday decorations of any resort," added Burton.

High School teams have until Nov. 9th to enter the competition. All schools must complete the entry form which is available online at the Resort's website: www.BrasstownValley.com. Also available are the rules and regulations for submission. The entries will be displayed at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa November 17, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa offers special holiday packages throughout the season as well as a Holiday Buffet on December 25th. For more information and reservations visit: www.BrasstownValley.com or call 800.201.3205.

About Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is only two hours north of Atlanta on US Highway 76. It is deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the foot of the state's highest peak, Brasstown Bald. The resort includes 102 lodge-style guestrooms in the main lodge and 32 guestrooms in eight lodge cabins. Guests will enjoy pampering at the Resort's 7,500 square foot Equani Spa which is inspired by Native American techniques and botanicals. The Resort is also recognized for its 18-hole championship golf course designed by Denis Griffiths. In addition, there is a heated indoor-outdoor pool, tennis courts, and meeting facilities that can accommodate groups of up to 330 people in its 14,298 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space and unique special event venues. For dining the Resort features The Dining Room noted for its original interpretation of contemporary Southern Cuisine, as well as Brassies Sport Pub and The Fireside Lounge for casual dining. For more information and reservations visit www.BrasstownValley.com or call 800.201.3205.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gayle MacIntyre Global Ink Communications 404.643.8222 GayleMacIntyre@bellsouth.netSource:Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa