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      Gingerbread houses for a good cause

      Wednesday night, nearly 50 people came out to NMU to build gingerbread houses for a good cause.

      Kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters and Marquette County Habitat for Humanity teamed up with NMU student athletes to create the houses. They'll be on display at a variety of locations, such as Saturday's YMCA Volunteer Day and NMU sporting events so people can submit silent auction bids in person.

      All proceeds will benefit Marquette County Habitat for Humanity.

      "My family and I have been building gingerbread houses for many years; we did it with other families, we drew names from a hat and that was because we wanted to build houses with different people, with young people and with older people and we are doing the same thing here," says Phyllis Wong, who organized the event.

      For more information on how you can bid on the gingerbread houses, visit www.nmu.edu/gingerbread.

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