Canstruction winners named

The ninth annual “Canstruction” event was held Saturday at the FairOaks Mall in Columbus. Eight entries are on display all week. A panel of judges, including White River Broadcasting’s own John Foster, named the winners.

“Turtle Dude,” an entry from the Columbus Sunrise Rotary Club, was judged the “Best Original Design” winner.

CSA Fodrea’s fourth grade entry, “UNITED We Can,” received “Structural Ingenuity” honors.

Toyota’s entry won for “Best Use of Labels.”

“Best Meal” honors went to the Cummins Hawcrek team.

The “Most Cans” award went to Starving Artists’ entry, “Salt and Light. That display utilized nearly 7,400 canned food items.

You can vote for your favorite display by visiting the FairOaks Mall this week and dropping off non-perishable food items. One can equals one vote. The display with the most votes will receive the “People’s Choice Award.”

The Bartholomew County United Way says it is aiming to collect 40,000 cans during this year’s event. Organizers say that approximately 250,000 canned goods have been collected over the eight previous event. Donations will benefit food pantries at Love Chapel, the Salvation Army and Hope Community Center.