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Space and Rocket Center hosts 'Can Do Good' event

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The WAFF 48 Holiday Can-A-Thon is off to a good start thanks to the US Space and Rocket Center.

Students gather at the USRC for the "Can Do Good" event.

The teams built imaginative structures from canned foods and other non perishable items. WAFF's Marie Waxel along with a local engineering firm judged the structures.

Anyone who brought three cans to donate received free admission to the Space and Rocket Center.

"First and foremost, it's a way to collect canned goods for the needy and this time of year when there's a great demand. And, second of all, it's a great opportunity for the kids to work together and use their creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills," said Chuck Faulkner with Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood architecture and engineering firm.

The winning structures will be on display for three days. All the food will be donated to the WAFF 48 Can-A-Thon which kicks of December 6.

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