Gingerbread Festival Press Release – October 16, 2018


6th Annual Gingerbread Festival December 8-9, 2018

Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center – Morehead City, NC


After much consideration, the Crystal Coast Hospice House Board of Directors has made the decision to hold the 6th Annual Gingerbread Festival December 8-9, 2018 but change the primary focus from a FUND-raiser for the hospice house to a FUN-raiser holiday event for the community. The Gingerbread Festival has become a tradition in our community and we think it will be the perfect event to brighten everyone’s spirits!

We are aware that the recent storm and the damage has had a huge impact on our community. Therefore, we are cancelling both of our ticketed events, which includes the Preview Party on Friday evening and Cookies and Cocoa with Santa on Sunday afternoon.  But the Holiday magic will abound Saturday & Sunday, as we come together to create a winter wonderland for the entire community to enjoy.

Charlie Miller, Executive Director of Crystal Coast hospice house stated, “SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House has resumed normal operations after being evacuated before the storm and is once again serving patients and families after Hurricane Florence. We are so happy that we could help our community by being a fuel staging area and a place of rest for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department during and through the aftermath of the hurricane. We are grateful that our facility suffered almost no damage from the storm. We are even happier that we are able to continue our mission of providing an inpatient hospice house to our service region and ensuring exceptional care management and perpetual funding for facilitates, services, programs and future expansion.”

The 2018 Gingerbread Festival will be held on December 8 & 9, 2018, featuring a Gingerbread Village created by local artists, individuals, schools and community groups, spectacular Crab Pot Christmas Trees designed and decorated by individuals and corporate sponsors, Santa visits, Reindeer Games for kids of all ages, and Festive Holiday music and entertainment. All free.

Kyra Moore, Chairperson of the 2018 Gingerbread Festival said, “2018 marks our 5 year anniversary since opening the doors at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, and we have been incredibly blessed over the years by the generosity of our community. After all our community has been through, we saw it as a great opportunity to give something back – so we are committed to providing a fun holiday event and hope you will join us in Baking Spirits Bright. “

For more information follow us on social media or contact Kay Coole at 252-808-2244 or [email protected]

SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House is a not-for profit organization  Our current goals and objectives are to raise community awareness about the hospice house; educate the public and referring agencies about hospice care; ensure that the facility provides a peaceful, caring and beautiful setting for all future patients and families; and to seek necessary funding to fulfill our mission to serve the residents of the Crystal Coast. To Learn more about the house or the 2018 Gingerbread event, visit