For the second year in a row, students from St. Teresa High School were in Central Park in Downtown Decatur constructing sculptures made of canned goods collected by the school. Hickory Point Bank hosts the WSOY Community Food Drive kickoff event each year to signify the beginning of the annual drive where this year’s goal is 1.5 million pounds of food collected.
The day was filled with radio personalities from Neuhoff Media broadcasting live from the park beginning with WSOY’s Byers and Co. in the morning, continuing with Y103, and ending with 95Q. Hickory Point Bank employees, lead by Karla Miller, collected money and canned food, and played ping pong with people as they visited the event. The Coffee Connection came for the early morning and the Beach House catered lunch.
St. Teresa brought students and over 1500 canned goods to construct two sculptures. The first was an American Flag built out of StarKist Tuna and Campbell’s Soup cans. This design was made by Hickory Point Bank and they helped with the collection of the materials.
The second was a four-sided cube that featured iconography from classic video games like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. The wind was a challenge but Ms. McKay, Mr. Smith, Mr. Barney, and the students managed to complete both of them.
You can watch and read about the day’s events at the links below. Unofficial totals brought in from the event are over $10,000 and 2000 canned food items. An additional special thanks to Sue Miller, Michele Moody, Dr. Ken Hendriksen, Mr. Furman, SADD, Ms. Bronson and the K-9 Kafe, Serviam Club, the media, and the families that contributed cans.
- Photos from HPB – Hickory Point Bank via Facebook
- 2017 Food Drive Kickoff Can Sculptures (Photos) – NowDecatur.com
- Fundraiser Nets $10,000 for the WSOY Community Food Drive – NowDecatur.com
- 2017 Food Drive Kick Off Can Sculpture (Timelapse Video) – NowDecatur.com via Facebook
- ‘Can do’ sculptures kick off WSOY Community Food Drive – Herald & Review
- PHOTOS: Decatur Can-Do Sculpture Event – Herald & Review
- Students, bank officials creating sculptures from canned food donations – WANDTV