Elizabeth, Sunshine Hser and Klochaeh Ah teamed up to decorate a gingerbread house and came away with the top prize. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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A local realtor provided gingerbread houses and a pizza party for the Langley Boys and Girls Club.

‘A sweet deal on a group of recreational properties on Candy Cane Lane. Featuring cozy, open concept, eat-in ground-floor units with scumptous but playful jewel tone decor.’

Realtor Matthew Rufh didn’t have a hard sell with this sweet concept. In fact he’s the financier, developer, building inspector and nibbler.

For the second year in a row, the realtor at Royal LePage Wolstencroft in Langley threw a holiday party for kids at the Langley Boys and Girls Club called the GingerRufh House Party.

“For every property I sell in a year, I donate a gingerbread house for a competition with the boys and girls club,” Rufh said. “Some of these children have never seen a gingerbread house before. Last year I sold eight properties so they decorated eight houses. This year I had 16 for them and a big pizza party.”

On Dec. 19, several of the kids wore cozy pajamas as they decorated gingerbread houses which they could then take home, but only after judging of the 15 completed structures by youths Connor Rowland and Keira Robertson.

The Langley club with its clubhouse at 5409A 206th St., is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs Foundation of South Coast BC.

The Boys and Girls Clubs provides a safe place where children can enjoy a range of activities including sports, homework, safe access to the online world, arts, crafts, and sharing meals. No child is turned away over an inability to pay.

Learn more about the youth organization at bgcbc.ca.

 

Realtor Matthew Rufh looked over construction of Langley’s newest housing development on Dec. 19. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Several young people, such as Emme Wingate and Elizabeth Jeon, wore their PJs to the party. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Emme Wingate and Elizabeth Jeon worked to anchor their chimney before submitting their house for judging. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The GingerRufh House Party was Dec. 19 at the Langley Boys and Girls Club. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Keira Robertson and Connor Rowland were judges for the gingerbread contest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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