Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Washington Union families will attempt to break a Guinness World Record

Families within the Washington Union School District will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

And they are inviting everyone to help them!

In order to accomplish this new record, the gingerbread village needs to consist of 144 houses and 16 other village structures (minimum).

So here's how they're asking the Monterey/Salinas community to help:

 Bake and decorate a gingerbread house or other village structure, and bring it to the event.

 All houses and buildings must be made from gingerbread only.

 Structures may be constructed and decorated with other edible substances such as icing or candy.

 Each building must be at least 5.9 inches in at least one dimension (height, length or width).

 Completed 2014 Guinness Challenge forms must be submitted with each entry.

In support of this world record, a famous chocolate company has donated a pallet of candy to help families decorate their gingerbread entries. The candy will be used at a special gingerbread house decorating party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 7 at Washington Union School. The party is open to all local families, and up to 150 people are expected to attend. The cost to attend the gingerbread party is $20 for WUSD students and $25 for students outside the district. Admission includes:

 Pre-baked gingerbread pieces for one house

 Colored icing to build and decorate

 Assorted candies

 One red apron with the WUSD Guinness Challenge logo

Additional information about the WUSD Gingerbread Challenge, recipes, entry forms, and the gingerbread house decorating party can be found here.

The 2014 Guinness Challenge is organized by WUSD Parents’ Club. The district-wide organization is made up of parents and teachers who share the common goal of fostering a strong sense of school spirit. Funds raised through the club’s services and special events are used to purchase classroom supplies and fund scholarships for special educational events.

Sounds like a good way to launch the holiday season! Much luck to the Washington Union community. Do we get to eat the gingerbread village afterwards?

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