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Canstruction

Annual Canstruction Event Yields Over 1 Ton of Food

Canstruction Construction

Yields Over Ton Of Food

Linda Drake, SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility & Community executive director, presents Abe Lippitt, Cooperstown, with the Best Meal Award for his 4H team’s pirate-ship entry in this year’s Canstruction event. The 0415 FIRST Robotics team took the Structural Integrity Prize for its rocket ship; Fox Hospital, Best Use of Labels award for its Operation board game, and SUNY took the Judge’s Favorite award with its soccer field. All in all, the event brought in 2,645 pounds of food that will be donated to area food banks. You can still place your vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Southside Mall throughout the week. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
What Are They Building In There?

Can Creations Rise

At Southside Mall

Scott Richardson and Doug Alliano of SUNY Oneonta’s Student Athletics Advisory Council work on the council’s submission for the annual Canstruction competition at the Southside Mall. Judging will be at 4 p.m. this afternoon, so stop by and see these canned culinary creations! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Fox Hospital Takes Top Award In Canstruction Competition

Fox Hospital Takes Top Award

In Canstruction Competition

Members of the A.O.Fox Canstruction team Cassie Howe, Michaela Warner, Theresa Bushée and Nicole Brew stand with their food can fox which won the Best Use of Labels Award at this year’s Canstruction event at the Southside Mall. Other awards included: Best Meal Award went to SUNY for their rocket, Best integrity Award went to  Sigma Gamma Phi and Alpha Phi Delta for their bacon and eggs in a frying pan,  and SUNY ‘s Her Campus Club took the  Juror’s Favorite Award for their Sushi and Soy Sauce. Teams from around the area used canned goods to create sculptural works of art using 6,336 cans. They will be on display at the Southside Mall through next Friday when the People’s Choice Award will be given and all the canned good distributed to fifteen area food banks. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Construction With Cans

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CANSTRUCTION – 9 a.m. Employees, community members, and SUNY Oneonta students construct structures out of unopened cans of food to be donated to local food pantries. Everyone is invited to watch the construction. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call 607-436-2633 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/

INTERFAITH – 9:45 a.m. A Season of Faith and Understanding opens with a presentation by Rev. David Wm. Mickiewicz. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. E-mail ksider@hotmail.com

The Art of Canstruction On Display at Southside Mall

The Art of Canstruction

On Display At Southside Mall

Taimoor Qazi, Marketing Director at the Southside Mall, admires a Rubik’s Cube made out of cans by BOCES as part of the annual Canstruction building competition, now on display at the mall. Other submissions include sushi, a golf course, an alligator, and a cross. The national event has donated over 40 million pounds of food to charity since it began in 1992 and is hosted in 150 countries around the globe. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Music & Crafts

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SPRING CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find unique items for gifts from the many vendors. Includes drawings for door prizes and a basket raffle. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Drive, Oneonta.

VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401

HAWKEYE REVUE – 2 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/

Canstruction Now On Display At Southside Mall

Tin Cans Become Art

Inside Southside Mall

 A common Star Wars theme is present in this year's Canstruction, now on display in the Southside Mall. Here, Oneonta's Autherine Gordon, Gavin Williams and Giana Watson look at 'Jabba the Can-Hutt', created by the Hannaford building team, front, and a picture of Yoda by 5 Star Subaru, rear. Other submissions include houses, logos and more. The national event has donated over 40 million pounds of food to charity since it began in 1992 and is hosted in 150 around the globe.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
A common Star Wars theme is present in this year’s Canstruction, now on display in the Southside Mall. Here, Oneonta’s Autherine Gordon, Gavin Williams and Giana Watson look at “Jabba the Can-Hutt,” created by the Hannaford building team, front, and a picture of Yoda by 5 Star Subaru, rear. Other submissions include houses, logos and more. The national event has donated over 40 million pounds of food to charity since it began in 1992 and is hosted in 150 around the globe. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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