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Canned goods will be flying off the store shelves this weekend, as the big build begins for Thrivent Cans Hunger a major community competitive and charitable effort.

Now in its fifth year, the unusual competition is presented by the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial and the Antigo Community Food Pantry.

The event brings together various businesses, churches, and community members come together to support one of the year’s largest drives for the Antigo Community Food Pantry. Thrivent is looking for an even larger collaborative effort again this year. So far there are 15 structures, and several monetary supporters enrolled in the project with hopes of registering more.

The community wide Canstruction event began in 2013 as a vision seeded and developed by Jean Greening from the Pinnacle Team, with the main goal to join forces with the food pantry and any participants to increase awareness of the food pantry, as well as create camaraderie within the community for a positive cause.

Over the past four years, the Thrivent Cans Hunger drive has raised more than 18 tons of food for the food pantry.

Contributions no matter how large or small have never been turned away, Greening said. Now more than ever it is pertinent to understand the importance of stocking the food pantry shelves with more than 450 to 500 households each month with traditional pantry and 250 to 350 children with the weekend backpack program. The holidays are a great time to focus energies on donating to such a fulfilling cause.

There are four categories.

—Antigo’s Heavyweight, which is given to the builders of the heavies structure as weighed by a freight scale upon pickup.

—Best Collaboration, given to the team that successfully put in the best collaborative effort such as a combination of businesses, study groups or other organizations.

—Most Creative, given to the group that is selected by a judging rubric that allows the determination of whose structure is the most inspired.

—and the People’s Choice Trophy, given to the team that receives the most voted on the Antigo Community Food Pantry website by the people of Antigo.

Construction opens Saturday and continues through Oct. 22. Viewing and voting will take place Oct. 23 through 29 where everyone is encouraged to log onto the food pantry website, www.antigofoodpantry.com. and vote for their favorite sculpture.

The awards dinner will be held on Nov. 1 at North Star Lanes Banquet Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
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Thrivent Cans Hunger organizers met to review plans for this year’s build, which begins Saturday. From left are (back row) Peg Schroepfer, Erika Dahl, Jean Greening, Kathie Baginski, (front row) Reggie Jorgensen, Rose Prunty, Barb McIlquham, and Tonya McKenna-Trabant.

Thrivent's 'Cans' drive set to go
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Canned goods will be flying off the store shelves this weekend, as the big build begins for Thrivent Cans Hunger a major community competitive and charitable effort.

Now in its fifth year, the unusual competition is presented by the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial and the Antigo Community Food Pantry.

The event brings together various businesses, churches, and community members come together to support one of the year’s largest drives for the Antigo Community Food Pantry. Thrivent is looking for an even larger collaborative effort again this year. So far there are 15 structures, and several monetary supporters enrolled in the project with hopes of registering more.

The community wide Canstruction event began in 2013 as a vision seeded and developed by Jean Greening from the Pinnacle Team, with the main goal to join forces with the food pantry and any participants to increase awareness of the food pantry, as well as create camaraderie within the community for a positive cause.

Over the past four years, the Thrivent Cans Hunger drive has raised more than 18 tons of food for the food pantry.

Contributions no matter how large or small have never been turned away, Greening said. Now more than ever it is pertinent to understand the importance of stocking the food pantry shelves with more than 450 to 500 households each month with traditional pantry and 250 to 350 children with the weekend backpack program. The holidays are a great time to focus energies on donating to such a fulfilling cause.

There are four categories.

—Antigo’s Heavyweight, which is given to the builders of the heavies structure as weighed by a freight scale upon pickup.

—Best Collaboration, given to the team that successfully put in the best collaborative effort such as a combination of businesses, study groups or other organizations.

—Most Creative, given to the group that is selected by a judging rubric that allows the determination of whose structure is the most inspired.

—and the People’s Choice Trophy, given to the team that receives the most voted on the Antigo Community Food Pantry website by the people of Antigo.

Construction opens Saturday and continues through Oct. 22. Viewing and voting will take place Oct. 23 through 29 where everyone is encouraged to log onto the food pantry website, www.antigofoodpantry.com. and vote for their favorite sculpture.

The awards dinner will be held on Nov. 1 at North Star Lanes Banquet Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
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Thrivent Cans Hunger organizers met to review plans for this year’s build, which begins Saturday. From left are (back row) Peg Schroepfer, Erika Dahl, Jean Greening, Kathie Baginski, (front row) Reggie Jorgensen, Rose Prunty, Barb McIlquham, and Tonya McKenna-Trabant.
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