The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge raised nearly $8,000 to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital during its 2014 Gingerbread Lane – an annual gingerbread house competition. The collection of enchanting gingerbread houses was open to the public during the holiday season, and attendees gave donations to vote for their favorites. Out of 31 entrants, Johnson & Wales University students Charles Zimmerman and Maris Pedersen won the People’s Choice Award with their “Chateau Blanc” creation. (pictured)

Special  thanks to Smokey Bissell – chairman of Bissell Companies, which manages Ballantyne – and his family for their ongoing commitment to Levine Children’s Hospital and Carolinas HealthCare System.