Each winter, Chapter 160 hosts a Block Kids building competition to promote awareness of the various professions/trades within the construction industry. The event is open to 60 children who are divided into grade levels, kindergarten through sixth. Each child who participates is given 100 Mega building blocks in various sizes and string, rocks, or aluminum foil to build a construction-related project of their choosing. The children are given one hour to complete their projects, which are then judged by area volunteers from a variety of construction related fields. A winner is selected from each grade level, as well as one overall winner. Each winner receives a medal and a prize. The overall winner’s project is then sent on for regional judging and a chance to advance to the national competition.
Participation in the Block Kids building competition is free but registration is required.
Due to the pandemic, we have opted to not host this event this 2021. Instead we will be hosting a drive-thru home building activity.
Registration for the 2021 Drive-Thru event has closed. Please check back next December/January for next year's event details.