Who doesn’t like a ginger bread house during the holidays? I’m sure there are a few people out there who are thinking about the cute little cookie-cutter ginger bread houses, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the ones that are totally unique – the ones that are over the top. I’m talking about the ones that are featured at the Gingerbread…Gifts…Glitz…at Gilda’s Club event that comes around this time each year. Actually, there are two events. “The first one is the cocktail party on Thursday, December 1,” Nancy Cardillo emailed me. “And the other is an open house event taking place on Friday, December 2 through Sunday December 4. Guests can buy one-of-a-kind items made by local artists, who are donating 20 percent of their proceeds to Gilda’s Club, and they can also bid on unique gingerbread houses. It’s the tenth anniversary of this very popular fundraiser for Gilda’s Club, a not-for-profit organization that provides social and emotional support to men, women, children and teens throughout Western New York who are living with cancer. All the money raised at this event stays right in Western New York, so we are hoping everyone can make it.”
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gilda’s Club Western New York
1140 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
WHO: Open to the public; reservations required. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling 332.5900, ext. 203.
WHEN: Expanded Hours This Year!!
Friday, December 2:
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4:
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gilda’s Club, 1140 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
WHO: Open to the public. Free admission. Due to space limitations, strollers cannot be accommodated. Handicapped accessible.