Gingerbread houses are a fun and festive symbol of the holiday season, but at the annual Gingerbread Benefit for Triangle Family Services, they mean so much more.
Dec. 1 will mark the ninth annual fundraising event for Triangle Family Services, which deals with issues of financial stability, family safety and mental health services in the community.
The gingerbread houses designed and decorated by local chefs are symbolic of the foundational support the organization provides to the area’s most vulnerable families every day.
Local chefs contribute elaborately decorated houses to be sold via live auction. The auctioneer will be Jason McCoon of Troy Hill Auction Company, who is part of the History Channel’s new series, The Real Deal.
Contributing chefs this year include Daniel Benjamin from Herons Restaurant at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Jill Leckey of the Fearrington House Restaurant, Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard and many others.
A silent auction will include an array of additional items. Prior to the adults-only benefit, a children’s tea with Santa will be held from 4-5 p.m.
The event will be held at the Umstead Hotel and Spa from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Holiday music, beer and wine, and foods from the Umstead’s top chefs will be on hand.
The event is expected to sell out. Purchase tickets now.
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