CANstruction yields 1,516 pounds of food for the hungry

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The 2003 CANstruction competition, a benefit for the Kenai Peninsula Food Band, tipped the scales at 1,516 pounds of food to help feed those in need on the Kenai Peninsula.

According to Peggy Moore, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, the event drew four entries this year with the "People's Choice" award going to the Kasilof Community Church youth group's entry entitled "CAN-oo." The Peoples Choice award is given by popular vote of those visiting the display. "Their CAN-oo canoe rode peacefully upon the waters at a CANstruction dock while waiting for the right fisherman to use the CAN of worms and fishing pole," said Moore.


Kenai Community Church youth group's CANstruction entry entitled Can-oo, winner of the "People's Choice" award.

The "Ton-o-Tin" award went to the Kenai USDA office, whose team members built a wall of colored cans that spelled out USDA. "To the USDA team, we extend a heavy duty thank you for demonstrating we CAN all fight hunger," added Moore. Employees of Alaska Communications Systems teamed up with some friends from Enstar to win the "Best AlasCAN Theme" and the "CAN-Do" award with their attractive dog sled entry, which utilized the most cans/packages. The "Judges Choice" and "Kids Can Too" awards went to Scout Troop 672. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Stephen Noble worked with his Troop to CANstruct a super vegetable soup castle. Judging this year's event were Soldotna Mayor David Carey, Tammy Kraxberger and Treece Tappan. "Thanks to all of the CANstruction participants for exhibiting that AlasCAN spirit of caring for others! We look forward to CANning together again next year," concluded Moore, who will be retiring her position as executive director at the end of this month.

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