Gingerbread House Workshop to Benefit United Way

Thanh -- December 14th, 2007

You Are Invited This Saturday

What: Gingerbread House Workshop

When: Sat. Dec. 15, 10 am – 4 pm (come anytime during these hours)

Why: All proceeds benefit the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham Co.

Where: St. Stephens United Church of Christ, 385 S. Main St., (beside Joshua Wilton House) 

Cost: $10 per house kit (graham crackers, icing, candy decorations)

R.S.V.P.: Marcus @ 540-421-2799 or marcus@immergetech.com. Please RSVP so that we will have an idea of numbers and extend this invitation to your co-workers, family and friends!

More information from Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Event Calendar.

Thanks Justin C for sending this information along!

7 Responses to “Gingerbread House Workshop to Benefit United Way”

  1. Sam Hottinger says:

    Holy Smokes! I can’t believe that I finally found a post that didn’t start an argument.

  2. finnegan says:

    We write about lots of things that are uncontroversial. They just generally don’t get many comments, because they’re not controversial.

  3. JGFitzgerald says:

    Once upon a time, the general manager of the DNR would require a “Good News” front page for Christmas. The editors would produce it with a straight face and apparent good humor, because it was after all Christmas, and the GM signed the paychecks.

    But people don’t want good news. They say they do, maybe they think they do, but then they turn first to the wrecks, fires, robberies, governmental dysfunction, and missing blonde women.

    Which is, I suppose, OK. After all, most folks say they hate negative advertising, but they still seem to vote based on what they don’t want or are afraid of. You could look it up.

  4. Marcus says:

    A group of my high schoolers from my church and some of my family have been emailing around when a “good news” article or video comes on to try and get more hits to those stories and hopefully have them post more. Two examples that went around recently:
    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=5419699&ch=4226720&src=news
    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=5300671&ch=4226723&src=news

    A “good news” paper will never work and it shouldn’t. News should be fair and tell the whole story. There could definitely be more balance though. If you’ve ever read “The Tipping Point” you know how powerful bad news can be for youth especially. There are great things going on around the world and even in our community that are worth talking about.

    FYI – we raised over $400 today at the gingerbread house workshop. Thank you everyone for attending and supporting the event. We’ll be planning another United Way poker game in late January or early February. Stay tuned…

  5. Thanh says:

    The Tipping Point is a wonderful book. Here’s some editorials on the book for anyone interested: http://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Point-Little-Things-Difference/dp/0316346624 and it appears that it is available for reading in its entirety online at google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=MMlxzMNkE_0C&dq=the+tipping+point&pg=PP1&ots=hf5CODlxG6&sig=B4spxi_ci1U6bbKZPERk3TRtQrA&prev=http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DMUS_enUS226__227&q=the+tipping+point&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail&hl=en#PPP1,M1 Anyone who knows me is welcome to borrow my hardcopy…

    I’m glad to hear that the Gingerbread House Workshop was such a success!

  6. Thanh says:

    I thought it was too good to be true. The link I provided above to google books of The Tipping Point is not the book in its entirety, but instead is only a taste, a book preview. Still good, but apologies for the confusion.

  7. Marcus says:

    If you liked that one check out Blink by the same author. I actually enjoyed that book more than the Tipping Point.

    It explains more about how the human mind works when it comes to decision making and even prejudices.

    http://www.amazon.com/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316010669/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197985258&sr=1-1

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