Photos: Gingerbread Build is edible architecture for a cause

  • Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School senior Sky Phillips, left, and Northampton High School senior Liv Lombardi work on a rainbow-themed gingerbread house during the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Eaglebrook School ninth grader Alex Shao of China assembles a walkway for a gingerbread house he and classmate Agee Peters created for the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The "Made in Canada" team, consisting of Carol Kelly, center, of South Deerfield and her children Jeff Wakefield of Belchertown and Christa Colly of Florence (all born in Canada), builds a gingerbread doghouse in honor of the trio's four dogs during the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A River Valley Coop team of Emmeline Ambo and Natasha Latour created a nursery rhyme-themed gingerbread shoe for the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Serenity Baker, left, 7, of Easthampton winks at her grandparents after eating a cookies and cream ball that was meant for the gingerbread barnyard she and her brother, Blaise Baker, 7, were constructing during the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • UMass team 2 built a gingerbread garden for its entry in the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amber Fetik of the Five College Credit Union team puts the finishing touches on a hobbit gingerbread house, complete with round door, during the seventh annual Gingerbread Build, a benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 12/4/2018 12:01:03 AM

EASTHAMPTON – More than 30 teams entered the seventh annual Gingerbread Build benefit for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity held at Eastworks on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The two to four-person teams, which gathered pledges to raise money for the construction of actual houses through Pioneer Valley Habitat, each had 90 minutes to create an edible home by adding whatever decorations they chose to the basic gingerbread house pieces and white icing donated by one of the event’s sponsors, River Valley Co-op.


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