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Gingerbread Lane at Tower City Center Showcases ‘Holidays Throughout the Year’ to Benefit Welcome House

November 22, 2011

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A magical Cleveland holiday tradition is returning to Tower City Center. This year, the street of gingerbread homes features a glimpse of all the holidays, adorned with candy, lights and gingerbread aroma. Halloween, July 4th, Mardi Gras and all of the holidays will be the themes of the 13 homes that will be on display at Tower City Center.

Gingerbread Lane, a Benefit for Welcome House, Inc., will feature a baker’s dozen of stunningly decorated gingerbread houses. The display will be located on the second floor above the grand staircase in Tower City Center. The homes will be on display from November 25 to January 1 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

“This street of homes has become a holiday tradition for families and promises to dazzle visitors with the creativity of the many talented bakers in our community,” said Tony Thomas, executive director of Welcome House, the nonprofit sponsor of the display. “Our theme this year will allow visitors to celebrate the entire calendar year of holidays in one street. As visitors go to Gingerbread Lane, we hope that they will be reminded of our efforts to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere and holidays celebrated in the family-style group homes that Welcome House operates.”

Welcome House is the nonprofit housing and residential-services provider for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), helping persons with a variety of disabilities to lead full and rewarding lives.

The Bakers

This years bakers will feature Luna Bakery, About the Cake, Culinary Occasions, Cupid Bakery, Lagos Restaurant, Rito’s Bakery, The Grand Finale, Gingerbread Homes by John Thibo, Appetite Bakery, Colozza’s Bakery, Great Scott’s, Figner’s Market, Bob Sferra and Tri C Hospitality Management Center.

A Block Party

There will be a V.I.P. Block Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 30 at Gingerbread Lane, with the proceeds going to support Welcome House’s programs.

About Welcome House

Welcome House, Inc. is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation committed to creating and maintaining residential community-based programs for the care and assistance of people who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), regardless of their race, color, creed, religion or national origin. Founded in 1981, Welcome House has a staff of 200 dedicated caregivers who provide services to more than 140 individuals with IDD living in group homes or supported living sites throughout Cuyahoga County, as well as to many others living in family homes.

For more information, contact Welcome House at 440.356.2330, ext. 222.

SOURCE Welcome House, Inc.

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