Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Harmons Hosting Extreme Gingerbread House-Making Event

Gingerbread, icing and candy will be flying fast and furious as local children and adults build gingerbread houses during Harmons’ Extreme Gingerbread Event, Saturday, Dec. 10 at Harmons’ Bangerter Crossing Store, 125 East 13800 South in Draper.  Children and their parents will participate in a gingerbread house-making class on the store’s mezzanine under the supervision of Harmons’ chefs and bakers, starting at noon. Close by, inside Harmons’ Cooking School kitchen, three teams of professional architects will construct houses out of heavy-duty gingerbread as they compete for charity.

The public is encouraged to drop by to see the progress of the architects from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or to watch video updates of the event. When the houses are completed, individuals can vote for their favorites online. In the store a panel of Harmons’ associates and children will pick a winner based on imagination, creativity and technique.

The architects participating in this event are members of the Board of Directors of the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Their unique gingerbread structures will be on display in the store until Dec. 16, when they will be auctioned off at a special Cooking School Holiday Party. Half of the auction proceeds will be used to purchase food for the Utah Food Bank and the other half will benefit The One Percent, an architectural charitable organization that provides design support services for communities in need.  

Space for participation in the gingerbread house-making class for children is limited. The public can register online at Children must be 6 – 12 years old and accompanied by a parent at all times.

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