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Save on Admission to the Assistance League’s Gingerbread Village

It’s already time for Gingerbread Village! Readers have told me this is a treasured family tradition, touring the professionally-designed gingerbread houses and then making one of their own to take home.

Gingerbread Village is a fundraiser organized by the Assistance League of Wichita to benefit Wichita Public Schools’ “Operation School Bell” program, which provides new clothing, backpacks, and grooming kits to students referred by school social workers.

This year’s event is being held at the Beech Activity Center, November 11-13.

Says Anita, who wrote me with the details about this year’s Gingerbread Village: “We are a non-profit group, and we FULLY clothed over 4,000 Wichita Public School students last year with the proceeds from this event. It’s a GREAT family event!!!”

Regular admission at the door is $7.50, but advance tickets are $6 at the following locations:

  • Assistance League Thrift Shop, 2611 E Douglas
  • Watermark Books, 4701 E Douglas
  • Cambridge Market Shops, 21st and Webb Rd
  • The First Place, 2929 N Rock Road
  • KT Cookie Co., 1908 W 13th St.
  • Sports Time Fan Shop, 2441 N Maize Rd
  • Book-A-Holic, 924 S Oliver, 601 N West Street, or 8760 W 21st

Friday, November 11 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 from 12:30p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central
Cost: $6.00 in advance; $7.50 at the door; children ages 3 and under are free
For More Info: Assistance League of Wichita Gingerbread Village

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