Burlington, WA – Skagit County Canstruction is back for 2018! This event brings together architecture, engineering, design, teamwork, creativity ,and community involvement to raise hunger relief awareness. It is an international competition, led by our local Skagit County Rotary Clubs.
Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation. “From the North Cascades Highway to Washington State Department of Transportation’s western Skagit County ferry terminal, WSDOT works to provide and support safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to people of all abilities – to improve livable communities and economic vitality.” Cans used: 2,596.
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, teams gathered at Cascade Mall in Burlington to create artistic structures out of unopened cans of food. These structures will remain on display through March 9, 2018.
Team Name: Canned Response. “In honor of the professional first responders of Skagit County.” Sponsors: Lake Cavanaugh Fire Department, Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Benevolent Assn., Bev & Mike Madlung, Stef & Mike Strzyzynski-Davila, Jess Brown, Friends of Canned Response, and Supporters of First Responders. Cans used: 3,004.
At the end of the competition, the cans from these structures, as well as the funds raised during the competition, will be donated to the Skagit Food Distribution Center. The Skagit Food Distribution Center will then distribute the donations to the more than two-dozen food banks and meal programs in Skagit County .In 2017, the event raised 8,370 pounds of canned food and $3,600.
Team name: Migrant Leaders Club. “We have chosen to create an agricultural worker as our structure because that is what our migrant parents are, or have been, so that we, as their children, can succeed and have the possibility to change the world.” Cans used: 651.
Make sure to visit the Cascade Mall this week to visit these fabulous canstructions! Be ready to vote for your favorite structure to win the “People’s Choice Award.”
Team name: Skagit Bank. “Celebrating Skagit Bank’s 60th Anniversary with a cake!” Cans used: 2,808.