Teams sculpt away at RIFA’s annual Canstruction
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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — Building projects are under way inside the Carl Perkins Civic Center as part of RIFA’s Canstruction 2015. The annual competition and fundraiser helps feed the hungry in the Hub City. Teams of local businesses, churches and schools are building their sculptures entirely out of canned goods. One team says it’s a way for their students to learn to work in a group while helping others. “It teaches them how to come together and make a project and see the end result, and of course the end results is helping those less fortunate,” Dan Rodenbaugh said. At the end of the competition, all of the food used will be donated to the RIFA food bank. Awards for the best structure will be awarded Thursday night at RIFA’s awards ceremony and concert featuring Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman.