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Beaver Creek gingerbread competition to benefit Vail Valley kids

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK – The 7th Annual Gingerbread Competition and Auction to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Continental Divide is Nov. 27, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.

Hosted by Beaver Creek Resort, and held in conjunction with the Beaver Creek Resort Holiday tree lighting ceremony, this event is a major fundraiser for CASA.

Chefs in three categories – professional, amateur and children – will create gingerbread structures and compete for cash prizes ranging from $50 for children to $1,000 for professional entry winners. The structures are then auctioned off to bidders who will go home with holiday decorations for their homes or businesses.

Other silent auction item, such as cookies, holiday wreaths, personalized ornaments and gingerbread cookie-making kits for sale. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season while helping a worthwhile cause.

CASA of the Continental Divide is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers appointed by the courts in the 5th Judicial District to advocate for children who are abused or neglected. The volunteers work to ensure that the children are quickly placed in safe, permanent homes. CASA has made a huge difference in the lives of these children, who otherwise may spend years in the foster care system.

Fore more information about the Gingerbread Competition, or to learn about becoming a CASA volunteer, call the CASA office at 970-513-9390.

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