Gingerbread for The Salvation Army (fundraiser)

Fundraiser Information

As a gesture of goodwill and giving back to the community.  Downtown Crystal Lake has developed this unique fundraiser.

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Participating businesses in Downtown Crystal Lake will create their own Gingerbread Creation to display at their business near a countertop Salvation Army Red Kettle.  The public will be invited to view the various Business Gingerbread Creations.

Every dollar deposited in the corresponding Red Kettle is worth one vote.  The business who collects the most $$ through 12/24/14 will be the winner of the Business Gingerbread Creation contest.  In reality, the real "winner" is The Salvation Army and all the people they serve in our community. 

So here's your opportunity to (legally) STUFF the ballot box with votes (dollars)!!  For additional information, please contact us

2013 Contest

The following downtown businesses are participating in the "Gingerbread for The Salvation Army” contest:

Benedicts La Strata

Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters

Clip Joynt Hair Salon


Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Dalzell Jewelers

Friendship House

Georgio's Pizzeria & Pub

KaleidoScoops Ice Cream

Kitchen Outfitters

LaBellissima Lingerie

Le Petit Marche

Lulu's Wiggin Out

Marvin's Toy Store

Material Girl

Out of the Box

Raue Center for the Arts

Starbucks Coffee

Suran Built

Sweet Pea Cakes

Wickham Interiors

Yours & Meyn 
Additionally, the following Downtown businesses are supporting The Salvation Army by hosting a counter kettle:

Cafe Olympic

Crossroads Gifts

Crystal Lake Health Food Store

Downtown CL Marathon

Joe's Barber Shop

Thomas' Tails - Pet Products

2012 Results

Le Petit Marche has been declared the winner of Downtown Crystal Lake’s 2012 “Gingerbread for The Salvation Army” contest. Second place honors go to Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, with Dalzell Jewelers placing third.

The contest, which ran from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 24th, had participating businesses create their own unique Gingerbread Creation to display at their individual business near a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Community members were invited to look at the gingerbread creations and every dollar that was donated to a kettle was worth one vote. The business that collected the most votes ($$) was named the winner.

As a combined total, the 18 participating businesses were able to raise $3,233.66 for The Salvation Army. Although the contest sparked a fun competition among local businesses, we know that the real “winner” is The Salvation Army and all the people they serve in our community.

Congratulations on a job well-done!