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Rotaract Can Drive, Sculpture Contest collects 7,000 cans

Rotaract Can Drive, Sculpture Contest collects 7,000 cans
Rotaract Can Drive, Sculpture Contest collects 7,000 cans | Viva Las Martin, Rotaract, Martin Rotary Club

Rotaract members and sculpture contest winners were (from left) David Belote, Tessa Rickman, Ginny Roper, Jana Vestal, Whitney Moody, Matthew McBride, Jess Dill, Molly McClure and Gina McClure.
The University of Tennessee at Martin Rotaract club held it’s annual canned food drive and sculpture contest on Saturday, Oct. 8, during UT Martin’s homecoming Quad City event.
Twenty-three student organizations and various individual donors collected over 7,000 canned food items and constructed can sculptures displayed in the Quad. The canned food donations were given to We Care Ministries in Martin.
“Amidst the hustle and bustle of Homecoming week on the campus of UTM, alumni, students, friends, and families gathered at the heart of campus, the power of people sharing a common goal became evident,” a spokesperson said.
In the Non-Greek category, the Leaders in Residence class was awarded first place. Sigma Alpha placed second and Phi Eta Sigma came in third. In the Greek category, Alpha Delta Pi took first place, Alpha Omicron Pi followed with second and Chi Omega placed third. Chi Omega was the winner of the Most Cans Overall award with 1,382 cans. The American Chemical Society won the Most Creative Overall award.
Rotaract’s service efforts were to provide food for families throughout West Tennessee during the winter.   
Rotaract is a service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. The UT Martin Rotaract chapter is sponsored by the Martin Rotary Club.

WCP 10.18.11

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