Gingerbread house workshop benefits OCNJ CARE

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Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

OCEAN CITY – Over 70 children gathered to decorate gingerbread houses for a good cause Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Garden Room of The Flanders in Ocean City.

For $15, each child received a pre-assembled house, icing and a variety of candy to decorate with. All the proceeds benefit OCNJ CARE, the nonprofit formed to assist Hurricane Sandy clean up and recovery.

Jennifer Bowman of Ocean City organized the event.

“You are building a gingerbread house to help others rebuild their homes,” Bowman said.

She said they bought 70 homes for Saturday’s workshop and all 70 were used, in addition to over $200 worth of candy decorations.

Bowman explained that the workshop is not new, but the location is.

“I do gingerbread houses every year … for about 10 years,” she said, adding that she started when daughter Caroline, now 16, was 6.

The workshop was previously held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, but due to the flooding damage from Sandy, the event had to be moved.

Bowman, who works part time at the hotel, said banquet manager Karen Bergman offered the space.

“They graciously wanted to partner,” she said.

The Flanders hosts an annual gingerbread house contest, so the fit was appropriate. All of the children are invited to submit their houses to the contest.

There will be a second gingerbread workshop 2-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at The Flanders. 

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

 

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

 

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.

Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread house workshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE. Over 70 children enjoy a gingerbread houoseworkshop Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Flanders to benefit OCNJ CARE.


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