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CONNECT | Grand Rapids: Gingerbread House Making Competition

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Lions & Rabbits

1264 Plainfield Avenue Northeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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Gingerbread House competition sponsored by Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex & Milliken. Donations benefiting the local charity Family Promise.

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Join Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex and Milliken, along with IIDA Michigan for an evening of fun as we give back to our local community! We will be gathering to compete in making gingerbread houses inspired by iconic homes (think the Simpson's home or Falling Water - whatever brings a smile to your face!) Pick an inspiration home & register up to four people per team to build the structure on-site at the event. A variety of graham crackers (structure), icing & some decorative food items will be provided. If your team has something specific you want to decorate your home with, feel free to bring it with you. Teams will have one hour to construct their homes, and a panel of judges will pick one winning team at the end of the event. Teams must bring an image of the home they are using as inspiration.

  • Arrival & Networking: 5:30 pm
  • Build: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Judging & Awards: 7:30 pm

**Please note that each team must have at least one IIDA, ASID, AIA or CREW member to compete. Teams can have up to four members. Space is limited, so sign up early!

We will be supporting the local charity Family Promise for this event. Entry into the event will be one item from Family Promise's wish list (the items most in need are noted in bold text at the top of this list):

  • Shampoo/Conditioner for natural hair
  • Deodorant 
  • Body wash
  • Shower Curtains and Hooks  
  • Silverware
  • Toasters
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Small appliances (Microwave, Coffee Pots)
  • Pillows
  • Twin Bed Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Bath Towels
  • Gas cards
  • Brooms, mops and dust pans
  • Short sleeved, white undershirts for all sizes (baby through XXL, including Men’s)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Dish Soap
  • Women’s hygiene products
  • Tissue (Kleenex)
  • Diapers sizes 4-6
  • Buckets with basic cleaning supplies
  • Strollers (New and/or used…any type)
  • Dishes and glasses
  • Gift cards (Meijer, Family Dollar, Walmart…)
  • Vacuums

Visit https://www.familypromisegr.org/ for more information on this fantastic organization serving West Michigan.

Thank you to our event sponsors, Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex and Milliken!

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