The Avenue Church volunteers landscape Gingerbread House Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Waxahachie on October 02, 2015 by Staff Report Submitted photo. WAXAHACHIE — The Gingerbread House children's advocacy center was among several beneficiaries of this year's "Be the Church" event organized by The Avenue Church. "Be the Church" encourages volunteers to become more involved in their community.On Sept. 26 and 27, from 25 to 30 volunteers were at the center each day to complete a landscaping project. They also power-washed the outside benches and tables, the birdbath in the welcoming garden area and the exterior of the building. Part of the group also deep cleaned the interior of the building."We appreciate the work done by the volunteers from The Avenue Church very much," Executive Director John Wyckoff said. "We also want to thank The Greenery for their donation of several rose bushes for the landscaping project."For more information about the Gingerbread House, which provides a child-friendly environment for Ellis County child victims of sexual and or serious physical abuse and their non-offending family members, call 972-937-1870 or visit online at http://elliscountygingerbreadhouse.org/. You may also be interested in readingGingerbread House to hold open house during Child Abuse Awareness MonthThe Gingerbread House receives Community Leadership AwardEllis County Master Gardeners’ Lawn & Garden Expo Saturday, March 28Benefit to help wounded warriors set for Apr. 11Waxahachie High School Art Department designs ornament for Capitol Christmas TreeShooting event scheduled in April to help wounded veteransReward offered for violent sex offender with ties to MaypearlHelp a disadvantaged WISD student with school suppliesWHS fishing club needs adult volunteersOdors of death result in an ECSO and SPCA raid on dog training facility ← Rare Super Blood Moon will appear Sunday night, Sept. 27COLUMN: Consider attending National Night Out → You must log in to post a comment.