SKA and Hunter Elementary attempt to break the world record for largest gingerbread development “Hunter Winter Village” undergoes construction Dec. 16th

"SKA is giving back this year in a delicious way, consulting with our newest clients, Hunter Elementary students, on the largest design-build gingerbread mixed-use development in history - Hunter Winter Village. SKA and Hunter Elementary will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village. The current record for the largest gingerbread village was completed in the United States in 2013 and consisted of 157 structures.

“We are really looking forward to teaming up with Hunter Elementary to construct the Hunter Winter Village,” said C. Brad Ehrhardt, P.E., president of SKA. “The opportunity to break the existing Guinness World Record® for the largest gingerbread village will be an exciting opportunity for the students of Hunter.”

Hunter students and their families are invited to participate in this event at Hunter Elementary School in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Dec. 16th from 3 to 6 p.m.

Hunter Winter Village is anticipated to consist of about 160 single-family homes, offices, retail stores, transportation, and recreation facilities. All structures will be constructed and decorated by each student in partnership with an SKA design consultant. After the completion of the Hunter Winter Village, the gingerbread structures that do not have a home will be gifted to local children’s charities for display.

“Hunter students are excited and ready to work with SKA to break the Guinness World Record® for building the biggest gingerbread house village,” said Beth Menefee, Hunter Elementary ACES Site Coordinator. “Not only will it be fun trying to break the record, but it will be a ‘sweet treat’ for our Hunter students and parents.”

About SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc., (SKA) is a national, award-winning, multidisciplinary engineering firm established in 1957 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ranked as the #1 Top Engineering Firm by the Triad Business Journal, SKA provides MEP and structural engineering services, as well as comprehensive building solutions, for clients across the United States and Mexico. SKA’s discerning clients select SKA for its reputation and commitment to quality, integrity, and innovation. With four additional branch offices strategically located across the southeast, including Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Birmingham, SKA successfully serves clients across a broad range of market sectors, including: education, athletics, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation, multifamily housing, parks, entertainment, water resources, and religious. To learn more about SKA, please visit

About Hunter Elementary School

Hunter Elementary School is located at 1305 Merritt Drive in Greensboro, N.C. Founded in 1929, the school was originally named Pomona Mills School, as it was a county school built to be conveniently accessible to children of mill families living in nearby neighborhoods. Hunter is currently a Title I and Mission Possible School in the Central Region of the Guilford County Schools District. The school provides a rigorous Common Core Curriculum in English/Language Arts and Math and is in the process of aligning instruction in other content areas to the Essential Standards. Hunter currently has 844 students in grades pre-K through fifth grade with 39 classrooms. The school motto is Together We Can! To learn more, please visit"

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