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Story by Leslie Huffman, photos by Brooke Meyer
Cary, NC – Last Thursday, December 2nd, The Umstead Hotel and Spa hosted the Triangle Family Services 8th annual Gingerbread Benefit.
This “sweet” event had both a children’s “Tea with Santa” and an evening benefit, raising funds to benefit Triangle Family Services, who has helped families and individuals since 1937.
Tea With Santa
Children and their families enjoyed “Tea with Santa”, and a chance to visit with the big guy himself. Plenty of hot chocolate, teas and other treats, including peppermint bars, mint patties and homemade marshmallows were on hand while the children were busy creating their own masterpiece gingerbread houses.
Evening Among Gingerbread Houses
The evening festivities featured exquisite gingerbread houses created by local professional and amateur chefs. These one-of-a-kind creations were on display in the Umstead ballroom. The gingerbread houses, along with other items, were auctioned off during the event. A silent auction showcasing a variety of items from local businesses were also up for bid.
All proceeds from this holiday event benefit the program services of Triangle Family Services. Since 1937, Triangle Family Services has been helping people overcome life’s challenges by giving them the tools they need to move away from crisis and into more stable and healthy life situations. Triangle Family Services works hard in our community to eliminate family violence, improve financial stability, and address the emotional well-being of individuals and family members in need.
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