In case you were wondering why we named a wildfire response after a delicious cookie featured in children’s stories, well, it’s because Bastrop County, TX is home to the world’s largest permanent gingerbread man “Smitty,” made from the mold of one seriously large edible cookie.
In 2006, Smitty weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured 20 feet from head-to-toe. He consisted of 750 lbs of flour, 49 gallons of molasses, and 72 dozen eggs.
Operation: Gingerbread Man rolls on in Texas, thanks to 38 members who raised their hand to spend some time providing relief in the wake of the Hidden Pines Fire. Nice work, crew.