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2012 Fur Rondy Royalty to visit Canstruction


Fur Rondy Court Votes for Canstruction® Structures


Anchorage, AK, February 29, 2012: On behalf of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Board of Directors of Greater Anchorage, Inc. and Anchorage Fur Rondy are pleased to announce the 2012 Fur Rendezvous Royalty will visit Canstruction on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 3:00pm.                                                                                   

Canstruction®, the design and build competition of local architects, engineers, contractors, and designers is in full swing. The giant structures made entirely out of canned goods are on display at the University Center for the public to view.
Each team had 12 hours to build their self-supporting structure within a 10-foot square area on the floor of the University Center Mall. Teams were encouraged to design structures based on the “Lights! Camera! Action! Build a blockbuster!” theme while at the same time utilizing nutritious canned foods that will ultimately benefit the hungry population of Alaska. This charitable event has so far brought in approximately 30,000 pounds of food donated to Food Bank of Alaska.
The Fur Rondy court will view the structures and vote for their favorites with cans of food on Thursday, March 1st at 3:00 pm. One Can = One Vote! The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 pm in the University Center Mall.
The nine teams are anxiously awaiting the awards ceremony where all of the winners will be announced. “As an engineer, CANstruction is a great opportunity to not only design a structure made of 6,000 cans of food—all of which goes to Food Bank of Alaska—but to actually build the structure, too,” said Nick Homerding, civil engineer and team captain for Enterprise Engineering, Inc. “It’s also kind of amazing to see what all the other teams create. The competition is pretty fierce.” 
To learn more about CANstruction® 2012 visit www.facebook.com/anchoragecanstruction
or go to www.foodbankofalaska.org/viewPage.php?ID=198

The dates of the 2012 Fur Rendezvous are February 24 - March 4
Food Bank of Alaska believes no one deserves to be hungry. We are dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and distributing food to partner agencies feeding hungry people and by providing anti-hunger leadership. FBA collects edible but non-salable food from local manufacturers, food processors, retailers, farmers and fishermen. In FY 2011 FBA distributed 6.7 million pounds of food, a record-high, through more than 300 partner agencies across the state.

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