The Golden Triangle Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association and the Lamar University Hospitality Program will host the 7th Annual Gingerbread Competition with proceeds benefiting Buckner Children and Family Services.

The community-wide gingerbread house competition is now accepting applications through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Entries will be judged Thursday, Nov. 29 and will remain on display through Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Beaumont Civic Center, located at 701 Main St. where the community is invited to view the houses and bid on them through silent auction.

This year’s Gingerbread Competition is sponsored by Buckner Auxiliary, Market Basket, Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, Mr. and Mrs. EG Cordts and Ted and Sandra Cutaia. All prize money is sponsored by the Golden Triangle Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association.

Competition details and an application is available at Applications can also be picked up at Buckner Children’s Village, located at 9055 Manion Drive.

About Buckner in Southeast Texas: 

Buckner has been serving vulnerable children and families in Southeast Texas since 1970. Last year Buckner served more than 1,675 people through foster group homes at Buckner Children’s Village, TRAIL (Transitioning to Responsible Adult Independent Living), STAR (Services to At Risk Youth) and the FYi Center: Fostering Youth Independence. Buckner is also home to more than 250 elders at Calder Woods, a Buckner senior living community, which is the only community in Beaumont to provide a complete continuum of care.

About Buckner International:

Since 1879, Buckner International has been transforming lives through hands-on ministry, serving the most vulnerable from the beginning to the end of life.

Buckner is one of the oldest and most unique faith-based social service organizations of its kind, serving more than 450,000 people each year in the United States and 18 countries worldwide through a variety of programs designed to protect children, build strong families and enrich the lives of senior adults.