Lynn McBee and Christine McKenny Present the Fifth Annual Gingerbread Stroll
All proceeds benefit Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer
“Decorate” your holiday social schedule with the sixth annual Gingerbread Stroll, Friday, November 17 through Friday, December 1 at Highland Park Village. Attendees will stroll among 12 Highland Park Village merchant’s shops where they can admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses, crafted by 12 of Dallas’ premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Stroll will benefit Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer.
Dallas residential real estate agent Christine McKenny founded the Gingerbread Stroll in 2011, with the hopes of bringing the community together to raise funds for local children’s charities. Each year, a different charity is selected as the beneficiary of 100 percent of the proceeds, and in 2016, the Stroll raised more than $20,000 for Community Partners of Dallas. Community Leader, Lynn McBee, serves as the event advisor for the Gingerbread Stroll. The Gingerbread Stroll has raised over $60,000 for area children in need, since its inception.
“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” said McKenny. “People of all ages gather with their family and friends to attend, and it’s always exciting to see how the chefs express themselves creatively. Everyone loves a gingerbread house!”
This year’s Gingerbread Stroll attendees can enter to win giveaway prizes, including a holiday carriage ride for six by Threejays Carriages. Attendees also have an opportunity to purchase gingerbread cookies from BIRD Bakery and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Clayton Dabney Foundation.
Some of Dallas’ finest chefs who will be producing these festive masterpieces include:
BIRD Bakery; Architecture Demarest; Chocolate Secrets; Hilton Anatole; Hotel Crescent Court; Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion; Omni Dallas Hotel; Pastry Chef Winter Lockwood-Frank of Charlie's; and, Pastry Chef Arielle Sutcliffe of Pastry Works.
Merchants showcasing the gingerbread houses include:
Beretta Gallery; BIRD Bakery; Bistro 31; Draper James; Kiehl's Since 1851; Leggiadro; MARKET Highland Park; Robert Talbott; Roberta Roller Rabbit; Royal Blue Grocery; The Tot; and Trina Turk.
The Presenting Sponsor of the event is Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Additional sponsors include:
Amy Koellner, Providence Lane Window Coverings; BABY B'AIR Flight Vest; Candy's Dirt; Clint Roig, Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking; Highland Park Village; HUB International Personal Insurance; PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS; Christine McKENNY of Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Republic Title, Park Cities; TATUM BROWN Custom Homes; Trammell Crow Company; Woolery Associates, Interior Design; and Bread Winners.