Posts

2022 St George Gingerbread House Parade

Image
Show off your uniquely made gingerbread creation at this year's Homemade for the Holidays Market! About this event I am here to announce that the 2022 St George Gingerbread House Parade will again happen this year. Last year’s event was a great success. I heard feedback from businesses and participants that really enjoyed it, loved going to new businesses to support them and trying out their food, buying a product, or trying their service; and look forward to it again this year. Our community really does like to support local small businesses and so do I. :-) However, due to lack of funding we are changing up how we do the event. It will not be a fundraiser at the expense of small businesses. And many families with small children have asked that the Gingerbread Houses be in one place to see them. So we are giving them what they want.  I am partnered with the Downtown Farmers Market and the display of uniquely made gingerbread houses will be located for one day only at the Home

2021 - Financial Reports

Image
 If you look in this tab - you will see the financial reports have been published for 2021. In total we gave $1,200.00 to the St George Children's Museum and $300.00 to the Washington County School District Foundation. Thanks to everyone who help make this event, the 2021 St George Gingerbread Parade a success. If you would like to participate or volunteer in any capacity for the 2022 St George Gingerbread Parade,  just reach out to me at gingerbreadparade@gmail.com Gingerbread House made for St George Children's Museum by Ginger Farnsworth for 2019

2021 - The GPS Selfie Scavenger Hunt in St George

Image
 Remember how I told you we are in cooperation with Fandom Entertainment to bring St George a Christmas Quest - Well, it's changed names to let everyone know - it's all December long - ends December 31st at midnight! Sign up at the link to play along. Brad Cornilles has worked hard to bring this to St George and I'm promoting it, too. I want you all to have some more Holiday fun and win cool prizes. Schools are about to let out and even though family is in town and kids are sleeping in, we still want to go do some fun stuff during the day. This is it. At only $6 to join - it's the perfect thing. Download the app and figure out the clues - they aren't too hard - and go to the checkpoints for the next clue.  If you are really struggling with a clue, message me on the Facebook or Instagram apps and I will help you! In the meantime, have fun! Sign up Here

2021 - Spotlight on St George Children's Museum

Image
Image courtesy SGCM   St  George Children's Museum Stop #1 on gingerbread parade map 86 S. Main Street, St George Hours: M, W, Th, F, Sat - 10:00-5:00,  Closed Tuesday and Sunday.  So, if you have read the Origins story of the Gingerbread Parade, or if you have just been living around St George for a while, you know that the St George Children's Museum used to organize the St George Gingerbread Tour. That's how I came to find out about the event. Well, the reason they did the event was to fundraise for the museum. They had volunteer bakers make these incredible gingerbread houses and then businesses up and down Main Street and right downtown St George would host them, and then they would all go back to the museum for an auction.  The problem was, after doing this event for several years, they found that it just cost them more than they bought in. So, in 2019, they decided not to do it again.  But in 2018, when I participated as a bidder, and won my very first - really freak

2021 - Spotlight on Volunteer Baking Team: Redwood Family

Image
The Redwood Family reached out to me pretty late in the event planning about donating a Gingerbread Village for use in the Gingerbread Parade. It actually came just in time because my other volunteer had health issues which prevented her from helping this year and had to step down.  The Redwood Family also asked not to be praised, but I feel like I gotta do it because I couldn't do anything without the help of all these people stepping up to bring Christmas Cheer to our community. So, I asked if the family would mind putting their gingerbread creation over at The House of Jump, stop #7 on parade map, and gladly they helped. They ended up putting together a whole trampoline themed gingerbread creation complete with basketball and trampolines, little dolls and even a book! Yes a trampoline book - to encourage young ones to go home and read after moving your little bodies.  Thank you so much Redwood Family. You did wonderful. I appreciate you. The community appreciates this event...

2021 - Christmas Quest, a Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Image
 The St George Gingerbread Parade is in cooperation with Fandom Entertainment to bring St George a Christmas Quest. This gamify experience is available as an app to download on your phone for $6. During your quest or hunt, you solve clues, drive around St George and can win prizes. Usually everything is free here at the Gingerbread Parade , but by teaming up with Fandom Entertainment, we can fundraise for our nonprofit with this app-game and it can support causes we care about. One cause I care about it is bringing fun and entertainment to families and friends here in St George. I'm trying to spread Christmas Cheer and this is one way to do it.  I've already started playing and it's pretty fun so far. I like it because I like games, I like puzzles and it's nice that I have been able to solve these clues. It's true that a few clues I wasn't "getting it" but after a quick google search I've been able to figure out the clues. I like it better than som

2021 - Spotlight on Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Image
Image courtesy Menchie's    Menchie's Frozen Yogurt     Stop # 11 - 2134 E Riverside Dr. (Dinosaur Crossing Shopping Center)     Hours: M-Th 2:00-9:00 PM; Fri 2:00-10:00 PM; Sat noon - 10:00 PM     Stop #17 - 691 E St. George Blvd.     Hours:  Sun - Thurs 12 - 10:00 PM; Fri-Sat 12:00-11:00 PM      This year, Menchie's provided two gingerbread creations - one at each of their locations. And each design is totally different. I bet you are wondering if it's even worth it to go to each location. I will say yes. Especially if you are collecting stamps on your map. But not only that, each location is a little different. They have different froyo flavors and toppings.  So, that's right, no volunteer bakers at Menchie's - they used their own in-house cake designers to make their gingerbread creations. Because even though Menchie's has great self-serve frozen yogurt, they also provide unique designs for custom cakes! If you are wanting to do frozen yogurt cake at you