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Traditions Club
World's Largest Gingerbread House
3131 Club Drive
Bryan, Texas 77807
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Click here to view the World's Largest Gingerbread House Time Lapse Video.

Traditions Golf Club has set the new world record for the World’s Largest Gingerbread House!

BRYAN, TX – (December 12, 2013) Traditions Golf Club www.traditionsclub.com, the private golf club and residential community in Aggieland, with the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship golf course, partnered with the St. Joseph Health System and Thrive Home Health Care to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS World’s Largest Gingerbread House. All net profits acquired were donated to St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center which is a 501(c)(3).

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator, Philip Robertson, was there Saturday, November 30th to verify the record-breaking 39,201.8 cubic-foot structure. The previous record holder was 36,600 cubic feet and was built inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Visit www.traditionsclub.com to view photos. Click here to view the time lapse video.

Traditions Golf Club General Manager, Bill Horton, and Executive Chef, Michael Menchaca, lead the baking team to success. The house at Traditions Golf Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this 22,304 pieces of candy that are attached to it, totaling 35,823,400 calories!

Habitat for Humanity will begin deconstructing the gingerbread house soon after December 14th.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Thrive Home Health Care, Traditions Golf Club Members, gingerbread house sponsors, volunteers and bakers that helped make this project possible.
The trauma program at St. Joseph has been designated as a Level II Trauma Center, as defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). This designation makes St. Joseph Regional Health Center (SJRHC) the highest level trauma center in the region. Having this level of trauma care available in our region allows patient access to high quality trauma care, closer to home.

If you or your company are interested in donating, please visit www.traditionsclub.com/gingerbread. The gingerbread house is currently very close to exceeding the goal of $200,000 for St. Joseph Level II Trauma Center. 

Traditions Golf Club is not finished giving yet! Traditions Golf Club would like to offer anyone that joins Traditions as a Social or Golf member, from now until January 31, 2014, the chance to donate half of the initiation fee - up to $5,000 - directly to one of the following charities: St. Joseph Foundation or Traditions Club select charities. Click here to view the full membership offering.

Traditions Golf Club is a private club, residential community and home to the Texas A&M Men's and Women's Golf Teams. It is located in the shadow of Texas A&M University and in the heart of The Research Valley’s One Health Plus Biocorridor, being nestled next to the new Texas A&M Health Science Center. Traditions Golf Club has a setting like no other in the Brazos Valley. In the center of 900 acres, one will find the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship golf course that provides the perfect backdrop to the luxurious club amenities. You do not have to be an Aggie to join Traditions Club, but when you walk in the door, you will know you are in Aggieland.  Honorary Founding members include President George H.W. Bush (“41”), Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow and Jack Nicklaus.  Among other prominent members are Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin, former football Coach R. C. Slocum, Women’s Basketball Coach Gary Blair, retired NFL Referee “Red” Cashion and Dr. Brett Giroir, president of the TAMU Health Science Center.  

Membership opportunities cover a range of choices designed to suit a number of lifestyle options, including non-golf membership. You do not have to own a home at Traditions to join the club! Please contact Jimmy Walsworth at (979) 779-1007 or at membership@traditionsclub.com to learn more about becoming a member at Traditions Golf Club. Click here to view our current membership promotion.

Traditions Club Membership Offering
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Contact Information
Contact person: Jimmy Walsworth or Bill Horton
Phone Number: (979) 779-1007
E-mail: gingerbread@traditionsclub.com
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WORLD’S LARGEST GINGERBREAD HOUSE INGREDIENTS

GINGERBREAD

1,800 pounds of butter
2,925 pounds brown sugar
7,200 eggs
225 gallons of molasses
7,200 pounds all-purpose flour
1,080 ounces ground ginger
720 ounces ground cinnamon
360 ounces baking soda

ICING
417 quarts egg whites
4,165 pounds powdered sugar
125 ounces cream of tartar

CANDY
2,500 pounds of candy

35,823,400 CALORIES

Donation information
Click here to make a donation now! 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Click here to view all Gingerbread House Sponsors!


Hours of Operation
November 30 - December 14
Tuesday - Sunday
6 pm - 10 pm

Cost is $2 for children ages 2-12 and $3 for adults.
Children under the age of 2 are our compliments.

Santa will be available for photos during this time!
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Train Rides
Thursday - Saturday 6-10 pm
Cost is $2 for children ages 2-12 and $3 for adults.
Children under the age of 2 are our compliments.


Every child that brings this colored picture to the gingerbread house will receive FREE Admission! Click here to download the picture.

Weather permitting. We will update our Facebook and website if there are any closures.


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Volunteer Information 
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Click here for parental consent form.

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World's Largest Gingerbread House Sponsors

Dear Gingerbread House Sponsors,

We would like to thank the sponsors you see here as they are extremely important to the success of building the World’s Largest Gingerbread House for the benefit of St. Josephs Trauma Level II program. 

Putting on an event of this magnitude requires a great deal of teamwork, cooperation and compromise. Thanks to our sponsors, our task has been much easier with all their generous help and support!

Thank you to all for your support, and for helping to make the World’s Largest Gingerbread House such an exciting, rewarding and productive event!

Bill Horton
General Manager

Title Sponsor

World Record Sponsor

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Camwest Traditions II
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Icing Scholarship Sponsor

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Jelly Bean Sponsor

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Candy Cane Sponsor

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
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Centex Subway, Inc. Mr. Ben Carlisle & Dr. Adair deBerry-Carlisle


Cesco Crawford 
Electrical 
Supply Company, Inc.

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Gum Drop Sponsor

Anco Insurance Medi-Care Equipment Specialties, Inc.  University Title Company
Paul & Cathey Batista  Tom & Caroline McDonald Al, Shawn, AJ & Trey Pulliam 
GoldStar Pharmacy  Knife River
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Hammond's Candies
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Trussworks South, LLC 
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We Rent It 
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Partners Electrical Services
and Data Communications

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M&M Construction 
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Joeris Construction 
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Livewire 
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Disclaimer: Traditions Club has posted numerous photo images which are either owned by Traditions Club or licensed from a third-party. Please contact us at gingerbread@traditionsclub.com for permission to use any images or information.

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