Elementary school students, prospective students and their parents gathered to decorate gingerbread houses with bowls of white frosting and a colorful array of candy in the Flood Mansion cafeteria, Little Theater and Shakespeare’s Landing on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The Gingerbread Workshop is the biggest annual fundraiser hosted by the Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (BASH), which uses the proceeds to provide scholarships for alumnae legacy.
“I think that [the workshop’s] wonderful,” said Patty Rosenthal, friend of a CES mother who attended the event with her and her daughter. “It’s a cute idea. The selection of candy is great, everyone is really nice and the kids are having a wonderful time.”
This year’s Gingerbread Workshop was the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser.
The workshop also gave families the option of purchasing a “to-go” house wrapped in cellophane and decorated with a ribbon, with bags of candy and frosting included, to decorate at a later time.
The event was promoted through the Convent & Stuart Hall website, Thursday Notes and fliers featuring a coloring contest for students to win a ice cream party for their class.