Canstruction 2024: An Evening with Mike Goodwin

RIFA is thrilled to announce Canstruction 2024: An Evening with Mike Goodwin, presented by Foundation Bank. The 19th annual event will be held on Thursday, September 26th, 2024, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Downtown Jackson.

Mike Goodwin is a refreshingly funny comedian, keynote speaker, and content delivery coach. His signature bowtie represents his expectation-defying brand of comedy that leaves a variety of audiences – from churches to corporate events to swanky galas – laughing hysterically and completely inspired, without a foul or vulgar word spoken.

In this design competition, Jackson-based businesses, churches, schools, and organizations form teams to showcase their talents by creating giant sculptures entirely out of unopened cans of food on September 24th. All the canned food used to make the structures is donated to RIFA for distribution to people in our community. At the Canstruction gala on September 26th, the structures are on display for guests to view the teams’ creative efforts toward RIFA’s mission.The gala also includes a formal dinner, awards ceremony, and entertainment by Mike Goodwin.

“We’re excited to have Mike Goodwin at Canstruction this year. Canstruction is our signature event, and the funds raised allow us to continue providing physical and spiritual nourishment to our community. The food used in the structures also aids us in the fight against hunger through the end of the year,” shares RIFA’s Executive Director, Lisa Tillman. “We’re looking forward to a great night of laughter, food, and fellowship. We hope you’ll join us.”

Opportunities are available for sponsorships, structure-building teams, and full table purchases. Balcony tickets are also available. For more information, please contact Erin Mount at 731-427-7963 or


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