|Photo Opportunity: Mayor Annise Parker and City Hall Gingerbread House|
Mayor Annise Parker will officially thank Chef Lisa Green for the City Hall Gingerbread House she created and donated to the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH). This one-of-a-kind gingerbread creation is currently on display at the Houston Public Library (HPL) Central Library’s Kids Room. Both Parker and Green will be on hand for photos with the gingerbread house.
Mayor Annise Parker
Chef Lisa Green
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
Houston Public Library Central Library
Kids Room, 4th Floor
500 McKinney, Houston TX 77002
About the City Hall Gingerbread House
The City Hall Gingerbread House came from the CMH’s 6th Annual “Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Bash, held December 3, 2011 at the Museum. The event featured several one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses fashioned by talented, local chefs. These holiday masterpieces were auctioned off to the highest bidders and proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibits and educational programs. The City Hall Gingerbread House was donated by Chef Lisa Green of “Kiss the Cook” Cakes, and purchased for $500 in the auction by Gingerbread Bash Honorary Chairs CMH Board President Lance Gilliam and his wife Jennifer. They then donated the house to the city for everyone to enjoy. More about the event can also be found at www.cmhouston.org/gingerbread.
About Chef Lisa Green
Groomed in Southern charm and tradition, Chef Lisa Green has been baking cakes and much more for almost 20 years. Originally from Mississippi, she spent several years in Savannah as a marketing executive before realizing her dream of starting her own food company. She started her Houston catering business – Santa Fe South – in 1989 which blossomed into the addition of Kiss the Cook Cakes and now has two locations – near downtown Houston and in the Woodlands. She has grown into one of Houston’s premiere cake creator with clients ranging from Former President George Bush and Texas Governor Rick Perry to celebrity lawyer Rusty Hardin, Aretha Franklin, George Strait, and countless others - during her two year service with the Arena Theatre -Lisa and her cakes have been featured in “Southern Living,” “Texas Living,” “Essence,” “Ebony,” “Business Month,” “Living,” the “Houston Chronicle” and many other newspapers and trade publications.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.