Hansel & Gretel Houses a treat for kids

Children of all ages were invited to YWCA Walla Walla Dec. 12 to build Hansel & Gretel holiday houses using graham crackers, candy, and a sturdy white frosting from John’s Wheatland Bakery.

High school volunteers from Walla Walla Valley Academy were on hand to assist with construction, decorating, and cleanup, leaving parents to take pictures and enjoy the fun.
 The available spots were snapped up quickly, but a number of cancellations enabled us to open up space to our waiting list and even include a couple of last-minute walk-ins.

Each participant was charged $5 to cover supplies plus a food donation for the shelter. The dozens of items collected went straight upstairs or to the family shelter to be shared with residents.

More than 75 children and at least that many volunteers, parents, aunts and other family members made for a jolly, sticky, fun time for all.