Largest Gingerbread House in Clearwater Takes Shape at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison

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CLEARWATER, Fla. - Nov. 28, 2019 - PRLog -- The holiday spirit began taking hold of the historic Fort Harrison this week as staff began putting up holiday wreaths, Christmas trees and a four-foot tall replica of the historic Fort Harrison. The holiday twist: this replica is all made out of gingerbread.

"It is quite a construction work to build this gingerbread house" said Fort Harrison Executive Chef Zoltan Vajna, "I took 20 hours to bake and weighs nearly 400 pounds, Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 'Any activity, skill or profession, ditch-digging, law, engineering, cooking, or whatever, no matter how well studie, collides at last with the acid test: can one DO it? And that doing requires practice."

Standing at four-feet tall in the lobby of the Fort Harrison Auditorium, the house comprises 185 pounds of gingerbread, 95 pounds of frosting, more than 2,000 pieces of candy, and over 2,000 individually painted gingerbread-cookie shingles, Christmas trees, snowmen, teddy bears and stockings. "2020" is spelled out in candy on the replica's back and a calendar for the month of December graces the replica's north side. When done, an electric train will circle the winter landscape setting.

Gingerbread houses originated from Germany, the tradition began spreading as the story of Hansel and Gretel became more popular. To this day it is unclear whether or not gingerbread houses were a result of the popular fairy tale, or vice versa. But gingerbread houses have become a traditional sight during the holiday season.

 "The Fort Harrison hosts charity event throughout the year" said Clemence Chevrot, the Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology Flag Land Base. "The gingerbread house will be in display throughout December for families to enjoy and take pictures before or after events."

For more information about the gingerbread house or to attend community evenst at the Fort Harrison please contact Clemence (727)-467-6080

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org. The doors of The Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization's signature retreat, are open for non-profit organizations and charities to hold their own events.

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