In November, 2007 a group of Haskell employees created an entry for the charity fundraiser Rotary Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2007. It was decided to choose a popular children's book this year "Three Little Pigs." Our display consisted of gingerbread, marshmallows, M&M's, fruity pebbles, candy corns and pumpkins, sugar babies, chocolate cookie wafers, twislers, pretzels, coconut, shreaded wheat, big red gum, Hershey bars, (1) ice cream cone, graham crackers, Oreo cookies, necco wafers, lifesavers, fruit roll ups, dots, tree lollipops, marzapan, food coloring and long lasting icing to hold it all together like glue.
The Gingerbread House Extravaganza is a holiday tradition started in 2002 by the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. Over the years more than $325,000 has been raised to assist charities such as the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, HabiJax and the club's own charities. For more info see this article in the Times Union.