Showing ‘can do’ spirit: ‘Cardboard & Cans’ collects food for Clinton County Homeless Shelter


The Wilmington Church of God on R. Gordon Drive took part in Cardboard & Cans 2020 on Saturday. Their cardboard display included multiple cardboard booths with masked cardboard human figures in them. The theme was “Neighbor helping neighbor”. Canned goods were set near the booths. The extensive project was begun the prior Monday evening, with construction continuing nightly. The church also held chicken-and-noodle and car wash fundraisers in support of the homeless shelter. The display, by the way, included a petting zoo that held a lion — made of cardboard.

The Wilmington Church of God on R. Gordon Drive took part in Cardboard & Cans 2020 on Saturday. Their cardboard display included multiple cardboard booths with masked cardboard human figures in them. The theme was “Neighbor helping neighbor”. Canned goods were set near the booths. The extensive project was begun the prior Monday evening, with construction continuing nightly. The church also held chicken-and-noodle and car wash fundraisers in support of the homeless shelter. The display, by the way, included a petting zoo that held a lion — made of cardboard.


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In addition to enough cardboard booths to start their own fall festival, the Wilmington Church of God created cardboard cars for the children. On Saturday evening the cars were parked outside in front of a big screen for a drive-in movie night where the “Lion of Judah” was viewed. They all made their own cars (with the help of their parents). Reportedly, the pastor was going to show up in a wig at some point Saturday.


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The french fries booth at the Wilmington Church of God cardboard display.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Every neighborhood needs its own lemonade stand.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture of the Mulberry Street landmark.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The 23rd Cardboard City — going by the name Cardboard & Cans 2020 — was held Saturday at the locations of registered teams. The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture. They were aiming at 1,300 cans (of canned goods) and an organizer thinks they may have surpassed that. There’s food inside the canned structure, too. The front steps are mac-and-cheese boxes, and the cross at the top was borrowed from inside the actual church. The annual September event benefits the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The Wilmington Church of God on R. Gordon Drive took part in Cardboard & Cans 2020 on Saturday. Their cardboard display included multiple cardboard booths with masked cardboard human figures in them. The theme was “Neighbor helping neighbor”. Canned goods were set near the booths. The extensive project was begun the prior Monday evening, with construction continuing nightly. The church also held chicken-and-noodle and car wash fundraisers in support of the homeless shelter. The display, by the way, included a petting zoo that held a lion — made of cardboard.

In addition to enough cardboard booths to start their own fall festival, the Wilmington Church of God created cardboard cars for the children. On Saturday evening the cars were parked outside in front of a big screen for a drive-in movie night where the “Lion of Judah” was viewed. They all made their own cars (with the help of their parents). Reportedly, the pastor was going to show up in a wig at some point Saturday.

The french fries booth at the Wilmington Church of God cardboard display.

Every neighborhood needs its own lemonade stand.

The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture of the Mulberry Street landmark.

The 23rd Cardboard City — going by the name Cardboard & Cans 2020 — was held Saturday at the locations of registered teams. The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture. They were aiming at 1,300 cans (of canned goods) and an organizer thinks they may have surpassed that. There’s food inside the canned structure, too. The front steps are mac-and-cheese boxes, and the cross at the top was borrowed from inside the actual church. The annual September event benefits the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

The Wilmington Church of God on R. Gordon Drive took part in Cardboard & Cans 2020 on Saturday. Their cardboard display included multiple cardboard booths with masked cardboard human figures in them. The theme was “Neighbor helping neighbor”. Canned goods were set near the booths. The extensive project was begun the prior Monday evening, with construction continuing nightly. The church also held chicken-and-noodle and car wash fundraisers in support of the homeless shelter. The display, by the way, included a petting zoo that held a lion — made of cardboard.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_group_chch_god.jpgThe Wilmington Church of God on R. Gordon Drive took part in Cardboard & Cans 2020 on Saturday. Their cardboard display included multiple cardboard booths with masked cardboard human figures in them. The theme was “Neighbor helping neighbor”. Canned goods were set near the booths. The extensive project was begun the prior Monday evening, with construction continuing nightly. The church also held chicken-and-noodle and car wash fundraisers in support of the homeless shelter. The display, by the way, included a petting zoo that held a lion — made of cardboard. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

In addition to enough cardboard booths to start their own fall festival, the Wilmington Church of God created cardboard cars for the children. On Saturday evening the cars were parked outside in front of a big screen for a drive-in movie night where the “Lion of Judah” was viewed. They all made their own cars (with the help of their parents). Reportedly, the pastor was going to show up in a wig at some point Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_cars.jpgIn addition to enough cardboard booths to start their own fall festival, the Wilmington Church of God created cardboard cars for the children. On Saturday evening the cars were parked outside in front of a big screen for a drive-in movie night where the “Lion of Judah” was viewed. They all made their own cars (with the help of their parents). Reportedly, the pastor was going to show up in a wig at some point Saturday. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The french fries booth at the Wilmington Church of God cardboard display.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_fries_guy.jpgThe french fries booth at the Wilmington Church of God cardboard display. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Every neighborhood needs its own lemonade stand.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_lemonade_stand.jpgEvery neighborhood needs its own lemonade stand. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture of the Mulberry Street landmark.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_side_vu.jpgThe St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture of the Mulberry Street landmark. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The 23rd Cardboard City — going by the name Cardboard & Cans 2020 — was held Saturday at the locations of registered teams. The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture. They were aiming at 1,300 cans (of canned goods) and an organizer thinks they may have surpassed that. There’s food inside the canned structure, too. The front steps are mac-and-cheese boxes, and the cross at the top was borrowed from inside the actual church. The annual September event benefits the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_straight_on.jpgThe 23rd Cardboard City — going by the name Cardboard & Cans 2020 — was held Saturday at the locations of registered teams. The St. Columbkille YDisciple youth group built a scaled-down version of their church facility, reflecting the distinctive architecture. They were aiming at 1,300 cans (of canned goods) and an organizer thinks they may have surpassed that. There’s food inside the canned structure, too. The front steps are mac-and-cheese boxes, and the cross at the top was borrowed from inside the actual church. The annual September event benefits the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal