Bucks County senior living community recognized with grand prize in national gingerbread competition hosted by leading provider of corporate dining services
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (February 2020): – Pine Run Retirement Community, one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, recently won the grand prize in the Future Living category of Flik Hospitality’s national gingerbread contest.
Pine Run’s grand prize-winning submission consisted of six spectacular houses, including an inn and Tudor style and A-frame homes. The gingerbread exteriors are entirely edible, secured together with royal icing and covered in confections of every kind. The display took 110 hours to decorate and more than 60 pounds of confectionary sugar and 240 egg whites.
“This is a Pine Run holiday tradition that residents, villagers, associates, and guests look forward to each year,” said Dave Fogel, Pine Run’s senior director of dining services. “There were many great submissions, so it is a thrill to be recognized with the grand prize.”
Sharon Smith, director of dining services at Pine Run’s Lakeview personal care residence, started building a gingerbread display at Pine Run in 1985. Over the years, many helping hands have worked to complete the gingerbread display. This year, Smith and her daughter built three of the sweet structures and Fogel and his family built three candy constructions.
“It is wonderful to see our associates being recognized for their passion and dedication to their work,” said Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “Our dining team uses their creativity and attention to detail to outdo themselves every year with the gingerbread display.”
Flik Hospitality is a leading national provider of corporate dining and hospitality services, with a focus on quality food and locally sourced ingredients that support a healthy lifestyle.
The prize-winning Gingerbread was on display at the Pine Run Community Center.
About Pine Run: Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, Pennsylvania is one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, with 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments situated on a beautiful 43-acre private campus. The campus is home to Pine Run Health Center, which offers rehabilitation services and 90 skilled nursing beds; The Garden, a 40-bed, secure dementia neighborhood on the top floor of the Health Center; and The Willows, an intimate setting for end-of-life care, including palliative, comfort and hospice services. Pine Run Lakeview is a 107-bed personal care residence owned and operated by Pine Run Retirement Community located on Lower State Road in Doylestown. Generations of families have turned to Pine Run for the certainty of comforts and services in the bonus years. Call 800.992.8992 to learn more about independent living, personal care, or skilled nursing and rehabilitation programs or search www.pinerun.org.