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Appleton Announces Canstruction Winners

March 31, 2014

Girl Scout Troop 281 won People’s Choice and local food banks shared in the bounty as “Canstruction Ocala 2104” wrapped up at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, in March.

Four local teams put their imaginations to work as they built giant-size sculptures made entirely out of canned foods in the February competition.

Girl Scout Troop 281 was also awarded Best Use of Labels and Honorable Mention. Cornerstone School won Jurors’ Favorite for its imaginative “B-9 Robot.” The Structural Integrity Award was presented to the CF Student Activities Board and Student Ambassadors for “American Flag, Olympic Flag and Torch.” Appleton Museum of Art was awarded Best Meal for “Calamarie the Octopus.”

Canned goods used in the sculptures were distributed to Brother’s Keeper, Daystar Life Center, and Tri-County Outreach. Proceeds from the event support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available.  For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.

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