Courtesy of NCBA.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, there was no shortage of gumdrops, lollipops and marshmallows at the Nassau County Bar Association’s annual Gingerbread University Holiday Workshop. More than 200 children filled the Bar Association building in Mineola to decorate their own gingerbread houses. Upon successful completion of the course “curriculum,” graduating students took home their creations as well as a diploma in the Degree in Gingerbreadology.

All proceeds from the annual holiday event are donated to We Care, part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, NCBA’s charitable arm. Nearly 100% raised by We Care is distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County. In the 30 years since its founding, Nassau County attorneys have given $3 million to more than 100 local charitable causes.

Students and faculty showing off their creations are, standing from left: Sydney Quan; Emilia Campbell; Kayla Quan; Lindsay Moran; NCBA Past President Grace Moran; Gingerbread University “Dean” Florence Fass; NCBA President Steven Leventhal; Hon. Anthony Marano, Nassau County Supreme Court-Appellate Term; and  Jessica Brennen, seated from left: Julia Campbell; Kamryn Moran, Kendra Moran and Brielle Brennen.