ANNOUNCING WINNERS OF THE CELEBRITY GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION!

WSU’s Athletics Department took first place!

WSU’s BASEBALL took second place!

CONGRATULATIONS!

THANK YOU for your votes and donations!

THANK YOU to the 17 Celebrity Gingerbread House builders!

THANK YOU Fidelity Bank and The Bruce G. Cochener Foundation for sponsoring the 2020 GINGERBREAD VILLAGE!

WHO WERE THE 2020 GINGERBREAD HOUSE-BUILDING CELEBRITIES?
  1. Kansas Aviation Museum – Tim Norton & Team of Volunteers
  2. Music Theater of Wichita – Josh Larson & Team of Volunteers
  3. Wichita State University – Athletics Department
  4. KWCH 12 & Ross Janssen, Weathercaster
  5. Fidelity Bank & Newmarket Square Team
  6. Wichita State University – Baseball
  7. Reece Nichols Realtors Southcentral Kansas – Abby and Susan Team
  1. Reece Nichols Realtors South Central Kansas – Abby & Susan Team
  2. Wichita Public Schools USD 259 – Alicia Thompson, PhD, Superintendent
  3. Reece Nichols Realtors South Central Kansas – Alexa Marker & Larry Levich Team
  4. Morris Lang – Sabrina Standifer & Team
  5. Reece Nichols Realtors South Central Kansas – Chris & Teresa Team
  1. Bungalow 26 – Kelsey Metzinger
  2. Wichita State University – Volleyball
  3. Reece Nichols Realtors South Central Kansas – Dawn & Alainna Team
  4. KAKE 10 – Morning Anchor Alyson Acklin & Weathercaster Frank Waugh
  5. Spirit Aerosystems – Spirit Employees Good Neighbor Fund Board
  6. Spirit Aerosystems – Executive Leadership Team

1. KANSAS AVIATION MUSEUM
Tim Norton & Team of Volunteers

Kansas Aviation Museum showcases some of the world’s most amazing airplanes. Be sure to visit 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita. Be inspired about what the minds and hands of men and women can do!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

2. MUSIC THEATER OF WICHITA
Josh Larson & Team of Volunteers

Music Theater Wichita inspires, entertains, teaches and cultivates a world of imagination through the theatrical world created on stage and online. Sing along! Smile! Get ready to fill the theater when in-person performances begin again!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

3. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Athletics Department

WSU Athletics Department built a gingerbread house selected as 1 of 3 to represent WSU’s incredible athletics programs! Student athletes, coaches & staff built 19 houses — 3 houses were voted as their top entries. Competition is the name of the game as each works to do their best! Fun and games with a purpose!

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FIRST PLACE!!

4. KWCH 12
Ross Janssen, Weathercaster

With inspiration from May and a charming Corgi, KWCH built a tiny house ready to move into. We’re sure it will survive the winter weather to come!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

5. FIDELITY BANK
Newmarket Square Team

Fidelity Bank — the Newmarket Square team went BRAVELY ONWARD into the new world of building a fabulous gingerbread house! Bouncing to joyous music, this team shows how to pivot from their serious daily work into fun! Fidelity Bank challenged 5 banking teams to build houses and selected 1 to enter the Celebrity Gingerbread House Contest!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

6. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Baseball

Wichita State University Baseball built a gingerbread house selected as 1 of 3 to represent WSU’s incredible athletics programs! After an excellent baseball season, the team refined their motor skills by building an outstanding “house” in homage to their sport!  Student athletes, coaches & staff built 19 houses — 3 houses were voted as their top entries.

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

SECOND PLACE!

7. REECE NICHOLS REALTORS
Abby & Susan

Abby & Susan show how to build a house you’ll love to live in!! There are 4 Reece Nichols team houses. WHY? Because sometimes there are simply too many beautiful houses to choose just one — vote for them all!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

8. WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 259
Alicia Thompson, PhD, Superintendent

USD 259 & Alicia Thompson teach by doing. Dr. Thompson led the building team to encourage all of us to build bigger and better, build for today and tomorrow as well as build for the fun of it!

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9. REECE NICHOLS REALTORS
Alexa Marker & Larry Levich

Alexa and Larry present the house of your dreams in yummy gingerbread and candies. Just find an architect, a piece of land and build to size! There are 4 Reece Nichols team houses. WHY? Because sometimes there are simply too many beautiful houses to choose just one — vote for them all!!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

10. MORRIS LAING
Sabrina Standifer & Team

Sabrina & team begin with a LIST and checked it twice! Just like Santa Claus. See the twinkle in the builders’ eyes as they create a holiday fantasy gingerbread house — good enough to eat!!

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11. REECE NICHOLS REALTORS
Chris & Teresa

Chris & Teresa challenge you to think outside the box — move a wall, paint, decorate — to create your special house! There are 4 Reece Nichols team houses. WHY? Because sometimes there are simply too many beautiful houses to choose just one — vote for them all!!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

12. BUNGALOW 26
Kelsey Metzinger

Kelsey built a green, sweet-smelling, eye-engaging gingerbread house for the season! Kelsey’s deep knowledge of design and aromatherapy invites you to breathe deeply and enjoy today.  Be sure to shop the Delano District and Bungalow 26, 613 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, for great holiday gifts!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

13. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Volleyball

WSU Volleyball built a gingerbread house selected as 1 of 3 to represent WSU’s incredible athletics programs! Volleyball requires teamwork! Check out this gingerbread team build and get inspired! Student athletes, coaches & staff built 19 houses — 3 houses were voted as their top entries.

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

14. REECE NICHOLS REALTORS
Dawn & Alainna

Dawn & Alainna illustrate how to pay attention to details to get the perfect house! Enjoy their design skills. There are 4 Reece Nichols team houses. WHY? Because sometimes there are simply too many beautiful houses to choose just one — vote for them all!!

SEE THEIR VIDEO!

15. KAKE 10
Morning Anchor Alyson Acklin & Weathercaster Frank Waugh

Alyson and Frank show you’ve got to get up early in the morning to build a great gingerbread house. A fresh news day, a fresh perspective on an old favorite and smiles to start the day encourage each of us to start the holiday season with fun!

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16. SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Employees Good Neighbor Fund Board

Spirit Aerosystems & the Spirit Employees Good Neighbor Fund Board take deep pride in their work and show deep pride in their greater Wichita community. With hands ready to tackle any job and willing hearts to meet needs, these are Good Neighbors indeed!

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17. SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Executive Leadership Team

Team assembled — check! Jobs assigned — check! Design created — check! Hands busy — check! Quality control review — check! Smiles — check! Music for dancing around the holiday house — check! A house that shows Spirit Aerosystems is ready to build big AND small!

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