CAN you build it? Canstruction winners announced

By Perry Russom

March 26, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If you can dream it, you can build it.

This week at the Oakdale Mall, thousands of cans of food are on display as works of art.

It's a part of an annual event called Canstruction. The purpose of the design competition is to bring awareness to hunger in our area.

"We never heard of Canstruction so we did a little research and when we found out what it was about," said Pete Kumpon of Rockwell Collins. "We felt like it was a great way to get creative and help the community at the same time."

All of the food used in the displays, as well as other donations, will go to CHOW and the Food Back of the Southern Tier.

Kumpon's team built a rocket, it was made by using more than 4,000 cans and the design was called "Tuna Moon and Back."

The rocket was one of 10 different structures at the mall that were put together using some 17,000 cans.

The design competition had their awards ceremony Wednesday evening.

The award for "Juror's Favorite" went to Rockwell Collins' rocket.

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