Hundreds Build Gingerbread Houses and Spread Holiday Cheer for Charitable Cause

Over 400 people gathered at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin on Sunday, Dec. 8 to build gingerbread houses at Easter Seals Hawaii’s 12th Annual Gingerbread Family Festival in Hilo, raising money for the nonprofit’s programs and services for those with developmental disabilities and special needs.

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A total of 195 gingerbread house kits were sold. In addition to building gingerbread houses, this year’s event in Hilo included a community competition where attendees could watch local businesses compete to create the best gingerbread house.

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Overall sales and number of attendees on Oahu, Maui and Kauai’s Gingerbread Family Festivals were equally high.

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Statewide, Easter Seals Hawaii sold over 1,100 kits and the events attracted over 4,300 attendees including families, staff, volunteers and corporate competition teams.

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The 2013 Easter Seals Hawaii Gingerbread Family Festival was presented by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation with title sponsorship from Safeway and CVS/Longs Drugs.

Gingerbread5For more information, visit eastersealshawaii.org.

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