NAWIC Holds 13th Annual Block Kids Building Competition

Thu April 08, 2004 - Northeast Edition

The Wilmington Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), in cooperation with the Local Electrical Union No. 313 sponsored a “free” program for elementary school children (K-6) to learn about the construction industry.

In this program, students use 100 building blocks, string, cardboard and foil to build something related to the construction industry. They have one hour to build and after they build their projects, they discuss their projects with the judges who are local construction business people, owners and architects.

One child in each grade wins a prize of $10. Third place prize is $10; second place prize is $15; and first place prize is $25.

All who participate receive a hard hat and a Tootsie roll pop, coloring book, and a sample construction drawing to take home.

Two hundred-fifty people attended the event, which included 115 children with their parents from a variety of schools and districts.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC); R. G. Anderson, Commercial Roofing of Delaware, Delaware Contractors Association (DCA), M. Davis & Sons, EDiS, Insurance and Financial Services (IFS), Lynch Contracting, McDonald Safety Equipment, Modern Equipment Rental, A. R. Myers, Radius Services, Schneider Trailer, Seiberlich Trane, Signs for Tomorrow, and Union Wholesale, helped to make the event possible.

Outside helpers included: Bill Robelen, Jeanette Waters, Douglas Watkins, Keyshaun Cale, Nakaye Cale, Chad DeRose, John Skinner, Amy Boyett, Sharlene Lightcap, and Goldie.