Gummi statue unveiled

Monday, May 14th, 2001 - 12:32 pm PDT

A statue of The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith standing 4.3 meters tall, and made entirely out of ‘gummi’ was unveiled today in Antwerp, Belgium. “Today we honor a man who has done much more for our people of than we could ever have reasonably expected,” noted Henrick Vooght, a respected community leader. Constructed over the course of several days, the statue is made from thousands upon thousands of melted down gummi bears and assorted gummi products, and is thought to have cost nearly US$250.