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Sunday, September 26, 2010


Emi became a Jacketeer (a group of students who have earned 200 points in their middle school career by participating in school athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, academics, and good citizenship) this year and the advisor thought it would be fun to go see the CANstruction exhibit at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. She is hoping to bring CANstruction to Idyllwild someday and these girls be part of the original group to start this great cause on our hill. There are seven Jacketeers this year, all the them girls and good friends. CANstruction is a charity committed to ending world hunger. It is an international community service project by the design and construction industry to benefit local food banks where teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and/or those professionals mentoring students, associations, or businesses compete by designing and building structures made entirely of canned goods.

The car full of girls who talked and laughed for the entire two-hours-each-way trip.
Donating a canned good got you a free ticket for the carousel. So we all brought extra cans so the girls can hand out tickets to small children.

Kermit the Frog (3000 cans)

We coincidentally ran into the man of the OC Food Bank, the man responsible for breaking down all the canned structures the next day.

Pink dress (8000 cans).

Crush, from the movie Finding Nemo. (12,000 cans)

Close up.

Angels Stadium (6000 cans). This one gives a good idea on how large the pieces were.

Cheshire cat (6000 cans).

Hammer & Wall (1240 cans).

Stopped in shops as we passed them. ^_^

Space shuttle (2200 cans).

Smart car (9900 cans).

Apple store...they coulda hung out here for hours.

Pac-Can (4809 cans).

"We CAN recycle" (3222 cans).

The Emerald City (2850 cans).

The Jacketeers (minus one that couldn't make it.)

Dinner at Ruby's where we got the Balloon Man to swing by our table and make the girls balloon animals.

Allie's turtle.
Opportunities like this bring the girls closer and I'm glad I was able to help make this happen.

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