Thursday, March 24, 2016


The 6th Annual Capital Region CANstruction at the NYS Museum in Albany.

This years theme for the Food Bank of the Greater Capital Region fundraiser is play.  And along with the foods donated by Price Chopper, the event asks everyone to bring in 10 non-perishable foods to use to vote for their favorite structure.  And the amount of foods in the bins will determine this years winner.
There are definitely some really great structures this year.  My favorites are Whack-a-Mole; the moles are the plastic bear jars filled with crackers; and they really pop up and down...

...Mouse Trap...
...and the skeeball machine.
I mean, it even has the little prize tickets spitting out!
But, you also have to love the amusement park.  With carnival music playing and the Ferris wheel (which by the way was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris who went to school at our RPI in Troy) turning. 
Popcorn style jellybean boxes!!
And like every year, our RPI students never disappoint, their entry is a tropical island sand castle.
The other entries..

Price Chopper employees built a bowling structure.
Monopoly and Building Blocks.
And Trains.  I love they covered the donations cans to look like soup cans this year.
After the exhibit we headed to The Old English Pub & Pantry
for lunch.
For lunch, Irish beef, cheddar and stout stew and the Ploughman's Toastie.

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