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Thrivent canned goods contest will benefit food pantry needs
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Canned goods may be in short supply in Antigo area grocery stores early next month, but it’s for a great cause.

Entries are being accepted now for the second annual Thrivent Financial “Cans” Hunger contest, a community-wide food drive with flair. Proceeds will benefit the Antigo Area Community Food Pantry.

“Our community is well represented by caring individuals who join together to make a town a better place,” Jean Greening of Thrivent’s Pinnacle Team said. “We encourage everyone to start planning their sculptures now as together we ‘build’ toward a goal of providing food to those in need.”

Contest rules are simple. Teams made up of various businesses and organizations purchase canned goods and use them to construct unique sculptures to be placed on display. Cans must be full, unopened , with labels intact and legible. Boxed and bagged food items such as rice and beans are also permitted. Each sculpture must also include a small apple design, since that is the logo of the good pantry.

Awards will be presented in four categories. The heavyweight honor goes to the structures that weighs in with the most pounds of donated materials. The Peoples Choice award is given to the sculpture that received the most votes from the general public through donations of nonperishable food items.

Impartial judges will describe the winners of the best collaboration and most creative awards.

Build Week will take place at participating businesses or a location of the team’s choice Saturday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 14. Public viewing will take place from Sept. 15 to 19.

Winners will be announced at the awards picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Lake Park shelter.

Last year, Thrivent collected over five tons of food, a goal Greening said planners hope to exceed this year.

“It’s a lofty undertaking for everyone, but those who participated had fun in a friendly competition to win one of the traveling trophies,” she said. “With the community’s help, we feel confident we can succeed again in feeding the hungry.”

Registration forms and more information are available at Thrivent Financial, located at 502 Ackley St. For more information contact Greening or Travis Rose at 715 623-5279.


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Carol Haas poses with the Peoples Choice Trophy, one of the awards that will be presented at the conclusion of the Thrivent “Cans” Hunger competition.
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