An Egg Harbor Township chef made a giant gingerbread house to create a little holiday magic, a local girl's holiday spirit is going to the dogs, and shorenewstoday's Yule Blog continues this week.
The Big Story
Some things in life are better the bigger they are, and John Manzione, the executive chef at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, decided that the holidays were the perfect time to up the ante.
“Having a baby changed the way I look at the world,” said Manzione of his 11-month old son Jonathan Phillip. He also has a 10 year-old stepdaughter with his wife Amy.
For their kids’ benefit as well as for the enjoyment of the members of the club’s recently created Creek Kids Club, the chef dreamed up a larger-than-real-life gingerbread house which would be ready in time for the club’s annual breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Savannah Masker of Mays Landing is not your average sixth-grader. She has a passion for a special cause, and through that her independent community service project, “Christmas for Canines,” was born.
From Dec. 1 through Dec. 21 she will be collecting donations of pet food and pet supplies that will benefit the nonprofit organization, Atlantic County Canines of New Jersey.
Is South Jersey going to have a white Christmas? Find out that and more at the Yule Blog, new online section will feature a countdown to Christmas with a story each day about holiday traditions, food, shopping ideas, entertainment and more.
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