2016 Gingerbread Project - Raising Funds for Pemberton Food Bank
Fundraising for the Pemberton Food Bank
The 6th annual Pemberton Gingerbread Project returns on December 10th. This 11-day event raised funds for the Pemberton Food Bank. The 2016 event is presented by Pemberton Valley Lodge with co-sponsors Scotiabank Pemberton and the Question.
The best part of this holiday tradition? All the proceeds benefit the Pemberton Food Bank! Entries to the competition cost $5 each. Then, as the community comes by from December 10 to December 20 to admire the creative masterpieces, they are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank. Next, everyone is encouraged to take part in the silent auction of the creations, which is set to raise more money for the food bank. All this charitable donation and everybody's having a great time as well. You'll definitely want to come see this year's masterpieces!
Check out some of the gingerbread houses from last year below!
Build Your Own Gingerbread Project!
Gingerbread houses and villages will be on display at the Pemberton Valley Lodge from December 10 to 20. Pemberton & area businesses are encouraged to build Gingerbread House or Village that will be raffled off. The public will be invited to come and bid on the houses and bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
A Rich History of Support Pemberton Food Bank
The Pemberton Gingerbread has a strong history of making positive contributions to the Pemberton Food Bank. In 2015, the Gingerbread Project raised $10,000 and collected twelve large food hampers. The 2014 Gingerbread Project raised over $8,500 and seventeen hampers of food were collected with all forwarded to the Pemberton Food Bank. The goal for 2016 is to beat funds raised and the amount of hampers collected from all previous years.
Gingerbread Project Important Dates
- Friday, November 26th:
'Get Well' letters to the lodge
- Friday, December 9th:
Gingerbread Project creations to the lodge ($5 entry fee)
- Saturday, December 10th to Tuesday, December
Gingerbread creations on display at the lodge
(bring non-perishable food items for the food bank)
- Saturday, December 17th:
Family Day with Santa's helper. Light refreshments available. Also includes a silent auction for gingerbread projects.
See below for more details!
Entering Gingerbread Projects
We encourage all businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their Gingerbread Project creation (house, village, etc.) by Friday, December 9th, 2016. Bring your masterpiece to the lodge. Entry is $5.
All gingerbread creations will be available for viewing by Lodge guests and local residents. We ask all viewing to bring along a non-perishable food item that we'll add to your food bank hampers.
Gingerbread Project Family Day
And be sure to drop by Pemberton Valley Lodge on Saturday, December 17th. Santa will be arriving for the Gingerbread Project Family Day from 1 to 4 PM to spread Christmas cheer.
How the Money is Raised:
The Pemberton Food Bank is helped in several ways during this event:
-The $5 entry fees paid by local businesses to enter the contest with their gingerbread masterpiece
-The donations of food as people visit and judge creations from December 10 - December 20
-The silent auction of the gingerbread creations
How To Make a Gingerbread House:
To help you out if you are considering joining this competition, we've put together some resources to get you started:
-Simply Recipes: How to Make a Gingerbread House. Step-by-Step instructions.
-A detailed history of Gingerbread Houses.
-The ten most over-the-top Gingerbread Houses, ever. This might inspire you to greatness -- or beyond!
-And, last: A brief history of modern Gingerbread Houses. For those of you who want to push the design envelope just a bit.
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016