Children’s Gingerbread Workshop and Ginger’s Night Out to Benefit Centerstone’s Mental Health Services for Children and Families

A Nashville tradition for more than 20 years, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s annual Gingerbread World will once again feature two special events: the Children’s Gingerbread Workshop and Ginger’s Night Out. Photographers are encouraged to attend.

The Children’s Gingerbread Workshop on Sunday, December 14, will bring together more than 200 children and youths, ages 2-16, to ring in the holidays as they decorate their own gingerbread houses. Batman and Sleeping Beauty will be on hand at the event to visit with children, who also will be treated to face painting and receive balloon animals that they can take home. Cost to participate is $70 per gingerbread house. Patron Family tickets, which include two gingerbread houses and a bag of assorted premium candies, are available for $200. Reserved Patron tables for 6 are available for $700.

Ginger’s Night Out, held on Thursday, December 18, is a warm gathering for grown-up girlfriends complete with lively conversation, refreshments and appetizers. Tickets are $85 per person. Patron Reserved House tickets, which include a bag of assorted premium candies, are available for $200. Reserved Patron tables for 6 are available for $700.

All proceeds from the Gingerbread World events will benefit Centerstone’s mental health services for children and families. Patron-level participants for both events will be invited to a special party at Sambuca in January.

WHO: Children’s Workshop: Children and youths ages 2-16, parents, friends, Batman, Sleeping Beauty
Ginger’s Night Out: Ladies, moms and friends
WHEN: Children’s Workshop: Sunday, December 14, 2008, from 2- 4 p.m.

Ginger’s Night Out: Thursday, December 18, 2008, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Children’s Workshop: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Symphony Ballroom

Ginger’s Night Out: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Skylight Foyer

For media inquires, contact Lydia King at 327-7999 or lhking@seigenthaler.com. To purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Callis at 463-6646 or email
development@centerstone.org. Reservations are limited, so please call or email today.

About Centerstone

Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.