West Seattle holiday scenes: Gingerbread house-building, to help with Guatemala well-building

December 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm | In Holidays, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

(Photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
Not all the holiday house-decorating has to happen out in the mist on a ladder … last night at West Seattle Christian Church‘s Activity Center in The Junction, it was a gingerbread-house-decorating (and building) frenzy (above, Shauna Jacobs and daughter Lillian; below, the overview):

30 teams built and decorated houses, all for a good cause – raising $1,200 for a new well to bring clean water to people in Guatemala. See how it unfolded, and find out about the winners, ahead:

That’s the Furry Faces Foundation “Home for the Holidays” creation. Next, Mike Shaughnessy, working with Angela Farnsworth on the “Up” house – an “Entry Most Likely To Be In A Movie”:

Check out the dragons:

And a nautical theme:

Next, the “People’s Choice Award” winner, with, from left, Darby Palmer, Sophia, Jordan:

No snow outside, but Naomi Cox created some for 7-year-old Hannah and 4-year-old Erza:

The competition was spirited:

The ingredients – er, building materials – varied:

Leading the event, WSCC’s Pastor Dan Jacobs:

And what’s Christmas without an upside-down tree? That’s what Andrea Stacy was working on:

For the record, the official winners’ list:

BUSINESS/NONPROFIT – Clementine Shoes
ANYTHING GOES – WSCC Student Ministries
OUT OF THE BOX - Clark Family Ladies; Jessica Jones & co.; Lauren Shaughnessy & co. from WSHS
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Palmer Family
CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE AWARDS:
Place I’d most like to be: Aird Family
Entry that I’d most like to eat: Diane Walter
Entry most likely to be in a movie: Farnsworth family guys

And the real winners … the people who will be helped by WSCC’s well-building work. Read more about it here.

3 Comments

  1. This is a really fun community event for an excellent cause–building a water well in a different Central America country every year.

    We offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, especially Clementine Shoes, who we were ‘competing’ against. Their gingerbread house is beautiful and elegant. Hoping they display it at their store so we can see it again.

    And a big thank you to Dan and WSCC for reaching outside the borders of the United States to help people, and yes, their animals, have something so many of us take for granted–clean water.

    Comment by furryfaces — 1:31 pm December 10, 2012 #

  2. This is a fun event for a great cause! We’ve made it our annual staff party. As you can see from the photos, furryfaces is a fierce competitor! If you want to see the winning entry, it will be on display in Clementine’s window throughout the month of December.

    Comment by Clementine Shoes — 3:23 pm December 10, 2012 #

  3. The student ministry kids were so excited to be in the event. We’ve been planning for a while now! Thanks to everyone who came!

    Comment by Amanda.wsccsm — 4:22 pm December 10, 2012 #

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