In early November, 10 area schools competed in CanStruction at Discovery Park of America, resulting in a month long exhibit in the Tennessee Room inside Discovery Center.
The CanStruction exhibit ended November 30th, the structures have been disassembled, and the cans are going to the needy this holiday season. Three volunteers from the Knights of Columbus arrived at Discovery Park of America today to load up one-third of the 10,589 cans to deliver to Helping Hands Ministry in Union City. The other two thirds of the cans are being split equally between Obion County’s Chimes for Charity and Weakley County’s Wee Care Ministries. Pictured are Doug Martinek, Paul Cunningham and David Piazza (far right) from Knights of Columbus shaking hands with project chairperson from Discovery Park, Andrew Gibson. Al Wright from Discovery Park is operating the fork lift. This is the second year that Westan Insurance Agency and Allen Searcy Builder Contractor have sponsored the CanStruction project at Discovery Park of America. Gibson said, “This is the culmination of what we consider a “win, win, win” CanStruction competition at Discovery Park! The students get to be involved in a great STEM project, Discovery Park gets a month long exhibit and three local charities are the recipient of over 10,000 cans!”