Pallet Building for a Cause

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3rd Annual Pallet Build-off

Pauline’s Place held their third annual Pallet Build-off at the Station Mall on Saturday afternoon.

This competition allows individuals or teams of people to rebuild wooden pallets that are then judged based on creativity, complexity, and usability. Beds, chairs, and wooden trucks were just some of this year’s items.

Roshna Robin, Fundraising Coordinator at Pauline’s Place, said she thinks this is a good way for people to demonstrate their DIY skills while raising money for a good cause.

Prizes were awarded to all five teams who participated, and all completed projects will be auctioned off to raise money for Pauline’s Place.

First place winner Terri Hurley has been participating in this event since it’s inception. She started out with her best friend, who recently died of cancer, and is now continuing this as a tradition.

Her project this time around was a bed, which she told SaultOnline she built last year but couldn’t enter because there was no build-off, so she decided to enter it this year instead, with some finishing touches.

Hurley said she thinks participating in this competition is a good way to help those in need.

“There are so many people out there who don’t have anything,”  she said, “and just participating helps people in the long run.

“And then other people who don’t have something can see that you can make something out of nothing. And that includes your own life.”