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‘Can-Do’ to fight hunger In Marshall County

March 7, 2013
Times-Republican

With the help of over two dozen community partners, Marshall Town Center will be waging a battle against hunger and you/your company are invited to participate!

Can-Do 2013 will take place April 29 through May 12 at Marshall Town Center. Can-Do 2013 participants will be building sculptures made of cans inside the mall the evening of April 28 and each and every can will be donated to the Marshall County Emergency Food Box in support of that organization's efforts to feed our neighbors who do not have enough to eat!

Twenty-three businesses and companies have already agreed to build can sculptures. However, there is room for eight more sculptures. If your group or organization is interested in being a part of this battle against hunger, please contact Susan Schuett-Krough, Marketing Coordinator of Marshall Town Center, at 641-752-6200.

"The Emergency Food Box served over 14,000 individuals in 2011," Krough said. "We thought that was an astounding statistic. Marshall Town Center and its retailers are determined to help the Emergency Food Box feed our neighbors who may be going to bed at night starving. The result was Can-Do 2013."

As part of Can-Do 2013, community business leaders are asking their associates to help collect items identified by the Emergency Food Box to build sculptures of approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. All these sculptures will be built/competed the evening of April 28 inside Marshall Town Center. The sculptures will be on display for two weeks. During that time, Can-Do 2013 invites everyone to vote by donating a can of food at their favorite sculpture. The business who's sculpture receives the most "can" votes will be awarded the "People's Choice Award."

"The ideas/competition for building the sculptures is already heating up," according to Ken Huge, General Manager of Marshall Town Center. "Can-Do 2013 promises to be a lot of fun for everyone. However, the bottom line is that it is imperative to do what we can to battle hunger right here, right now. We some of the groups not already signed up will contact Susan to help us in that battle"

Marshall Town Center, managed and leased by The Lerner Company, is home to Younkers, as well as JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, Kay Jewelers, Christopher & Banks, Plaza 9 Theatres, Mama DiGrado's, Sports Page and other specialty stores. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Marshall Town Center is located on US Hwy 14/South Center St.

For more information visit www.marshalltowncenter.com, find us on Facebook, or call 641-752-6200.

 
 

 

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