ABC 11 Eyewitness News Anchor Frances Scott to Emcee Triangle Family Services Gingerbread Benefit

Dec. 2 Event Will Raise Funds for Raleigh Nonprofit

Raleigh, NC, November 20, 2010 --( ABC 11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that news anchor Frances Scott will serve as master of ceremonies for Triangle Family Services’ Eighth Annual Gingerbread Benefit at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 and features two unique events. The children’s “Tea With Santa” will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Evening Benefit Event for adults only will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online and are $65 for adults. Scott will help present the event’s numerous activities that include Christmas tales, visits with Santa, a silent auction and a live auction. Professional and amateur chefs will create exquisite themed gingerbread houses which will be on display and up for auction.

Triangle Family Services (TFS) is a local organization that strives to help families in the area have more stable and healthy lives by promoting family safety, financial stability and mental health. All the funds raised from the Gingerbread Benefit will help the program services of TFS. For more information about the Gingerbread Benefit and TFS, visit

“The Gingerbread Benefit is always an exciting community event, and we are honored to be a part of it,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11 Eyewitness News. “ABC11 is proud to support the efforts of community organizations, including Triangle Family Services.”

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- Scott currently co-anchors Eyewitness News at 5 and 5:30 p.m. with Tisha Powell.

- After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Virginia Tech, Scott began her career working for a National Public Radio affiliate. She continued her reporting career in television, working for WDBJ, WSLS, WJPR and WSET, all based in the Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va. area.

- Stay in touch with Frances through her ABC11 blog “Moms on the Go” at

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