Rio Rancho second graders decorate gingerbread house for charity

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of Rio Rancho Elementary students found a sweet way to give back.

A class of second graders rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty Wednesday morning, putting together a gingerbread house to be auctioned off in the 6th Annual Gingerbread Enchantment event.

The event is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Their teacher says she picks a different service project each year to teach her class about getting involved.

“I think the kids really enjoy it, and they learn a lot about helping the community,” said Billie Helean, Second Grade Teacher.

The gingerbread house is one of many being auctioned off, with some being donated by master bakers.

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