The exhibit, which included 15,000 pounds of gingerbread sheeting and more than a ton of candy, closes at 7 p.m. today.
Consequently I am thankful that we were given a wonderful excuse to make our way to the Mall of America (MOA to the trendy locals) the week before Christmas to take in this extraordinary construction; we were meeting my dear online friend Jamie for altogether too brief encounter!
One final surprise was the sweet little ladies inside the “cottage”–they introduced themselves as being from the “St. Therese Foundation” (a Minnesota-based senior housing provider that will receive all the donations from this exhibit) and gave all the children a candy cane. I think they were a little taken aback at my repeatedly exclaiming, “We just love St. Therese!”
Fun fun fun. And at 67 feet, far grander than any such confection we’ve attempted!