Emily Lisska, executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society, discusses the 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza with Harry Reagan of the “Jacksonville History Show.” The event is an important fundraiser for the society benefiting its children’s programs,
The Jacksonville Historical Society is soliciting gingerbread house builders for the event. Ms. Lisska hopes for a possible Hemming Park gingerbread construction to front the St. James building, the former Cohen Bros. Dept. Store, and now City Hall.
The Gingerbread House Extravaganza is endowed through the Delores Barr Weaver 2015 $10,000 Event Fund Grant. The $4 million fund supports fundraising efforts for 20 local non-profits and is administered through the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.