Little girl with her gingerbread house

Second Annual Gingerbread House Event Raises $5,000+ for THON

Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday spirit was the order of the day on December 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 Stater Bakery, raised $5,270 for THON.

The Penn State Bakery provided each group with a pre-assembled 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," says 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 life-long memories and benefit the greatest student philanthropy in the world at the same time."