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Gingerbread house event raises more than $5,000 for THON

The gingerbread house decorating event provided some family-friendly fun on Dec. 8 fun while raising $5,270 for THON. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Holiday spirit was the order of the day on Dec. 8 at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, when about 100 families gathered to create their own gingerbread masterpiece while supporting THON.

The second annual gingerbread house decorating event, sponsored by Penn State Auxiliary & Business Services and the Penn State Bakery, raised $5,270 for THON.

The Penn State Bakery provided each group with a preassembled gingerbread house and decorating supplies. Guests enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate as they worked on their gingerbread creations.

“We had a great crowd, and the accommodations at The Penn Stater were first-rate,” said Jim Richard, director of Penn State Residential Dining. “So many people donated their time to plan and execute such a great family-oriented event, where 100 families had the opportunity to create lifelong memories and benefit the greatest student philanthropy in the world at the same time.”

Last Updated December 16, 2019