Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gingerbread Houses Delight Sick Children

Meadow Wood Elementary (MWE) students and teachers brought holiday joy into the hallways and hearts of dozens of patients at Memorial Hermann Children’s – Texas Medical Center.

As part of Meadow Wood Elementary’s school-wide community service project, all 505 students and teachers constructed and decorated 60 gingerbread houses.  Parents then helped to deliver the festive gingerbread houses just in time to kick off the Christmas holiday season.

Brio Tuscan Grille – City Centre provided the gingerbread houses, custom candy and icing for all the houses, plus decoration for two Gingerbread Lanes at the hospital. In this partnership with the PTA, Meadow Wood students shared a little bit of the meaning of Christmas with patients, their families, staff and visitors to Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center.

The spirit of the holiday season will come alive as visitors enjoy a stroll down two Gingerbread Lanes, one located in the hospital’s Cullen Pavilion and another one on the 10th floor. According to hospital officials, never before has Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center ever displayed gingerbread houses, let alone enough houses to construct two Gingerbread Lanes. Combined, the display is the largest of its kind the hospital has ever had.

Brio also supplied 40 gingerbread houses to distribute to children unable to travel outside of their rooms to see the magnificent display of gingerbread houses built by the Meadow Wood students.

Not only did Meadow Wood students deck the halls, but they also went Christmas caroling at the hospital to mark the commencement of Gingerbread Lane.  Brio graciously provided 100 goodie bags to be delivered to the children in the hospital, the PTA reports.

Special thanks to Richard Weir, Director of Child Life Services at MH- Texas Medical Center

Gingerbread Lane is open to the public now through Christmas.
This report was compiled by the Meadow Wood PTA


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