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Can Sculpture Contest: Help the Needy in Portage County and Win $300

Posted Oct. 14, 2013

In conjunction with the Portage County Food Drive, the Kent State University United Way Campaign will hold a can sculpture contest on Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Risman Plaza. The Kent Student Center Ballroom will be the rain location. Builders of the winning can sculpture will be awarded $300.

Who Can Participate?

  • Student Organizations
  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Departments and Colleges

Rules:  Building materials have to be nonperishable food items, paper products, personal care items and pet supplies – all items must be in their original wrappers, i.e., paper towels must have the plastic around them.  All items will be donated to the Portage County Food Drive.

For registration information and detailed rules, contact Chris Hicks at chicks8@kent.edu or 330-672-7882.

Don’t want to create a sculpture?  Help by donating nonperishable food and paper products or donate a few dollars to help the artists purchase the supplies needed for their designs. 

To donate building materials or money, contact Hicksor Pat Nash at pnash@knet.edu or 330-672-8574.

The Portage County Food Drive will collect supplies on the Kent Campus from Oct. 14-25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Look for their truck in front of the Kent Student Center on those dates.  The truck will be moved to Dix Stadium for the Oct. 26 football game where donations can be dropped from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.