Gingerbread Dreams Unveiled for Camp Good Grief

A whimsical gingerbread village created by a group of Memphis architects, chefs, artists and others will be unveiled at 5:45 this evening at Memphis Botanic Garden.

‘Gingerbread Dreams,’ the brainchild of Memphis architect John Pruett, was created to raise funds and awareness for Camp Good Grief, Baptist Healthcare’s children’s bereavement program.

The colorful 7 x 12 ft. fantasy city, which stands 70 inches at its tallest point, was designed to be a reflection of a child’s wonder at the holiday season.

In addition to John Pruett Architects, project builders include scenic designer Bill Andrews; artist Mary Norman; L’Ecole Culinaire instructors Nathaniel Stewart and Claire Condon; Heather Ries of LadyBugg Bakery; members of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality; and students of the University of Memphis’ Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality.

Gingerbread Dreams, sponsored by John Pruett Architects, Malco Theatres and Mednikow Jewelers, will remain on display in the Memphis Botanic Garden’s atrium through December 31.