Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
There’s no shortage of gumdrops, lollipops and marshmallows – or creative fun for kids – at this year’s Annual Gingerbread University Holiday Workshop, hosted by the WE CARE Fund of the Nassau County Bar Association. On Saturday, Dec. 3, children of all ages will have the opportunity to decorate their very own gingerbread houses at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Upon successful completion of the course “curriculum,” graduating students will receive their creations as well as a diploma in the Degree in Gingerbreadology.
While the kids have fun, they are also helping those less fortunate. All proceeds from the annual holiday event are donated to the WE CARE Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Nassau County Bar Association. WE CARE funds are raised by the legal profession and the community-at-large at various fundraising activities throughout the year. Nearly 100 percent raised is distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County. In the 20 years since its founding, Nassau County attorneys have given $2 million to more than 100 local charitable causes. This is the 10th year WE CARE has sponsored Gingerbread University.
Tuition for the two-hour “course” is $40 per child, and each student may keep the final decorated gingerbread house. Parents are welcome to photograph or videotape their child’s progress as well as the final Commencement exercises. Light refreshments will be served. You may also wish to pre-order a take-home kit including a gingerbread house and everything needed to decorate it, for $45. The kit can be picked up on Dec. 3.