With almost 4300 pounds of food donated to the Golden Food Bank, this year’s Castle of Cans event saw many clubs and organizations on campus making a difference. Order of Omega and the CSM Holiday Food Drive hosted the event in the student center ballrooms, where participants had plenty of room to express their can creativity.
The event was open to all campus groups, organizations, and departments. Some of the participating organizations included Blue Key, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Theta Pi, FIJI, the Petroleum department, and SAE.
Carrie Eberhard, a volunteer, said, “I think Castle of Cans is an excellent way for staff, faculty, students, and the community to work together to provide for those in need during the holidays.”
Eberhard has volunteered at the event for the last four years, two of which she has helped run the event as a member of Order of Omega.
Apart from collecting food for those in need, the event is also a competition in which the competing organizations battle for the titles of “Most Weight,” “Most Creative,” and “Best Overall Structure.”
The award of most weight went to team SPE, AADE, ARMA, PET. Honorable mentions went to Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon and to Tau Beta Pi.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship won the award for “Most Creative” and “Best Overall Structure.” Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon and team Tau Beta Pi won second and third place, respectively.
Eberhard said, “Realizing how much of an impact the event has on so many families and individuals is by far my favorite part about being involved in Castle of Cans.”