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Cardboard City Event

Cardboard City is an awareness campaign to provide a better understanding of what it means to be without a home in Cheatham County.

When: Saturday, August 26, 8:30-11:30 am

Where: Cheatham County Courthouse in Ashland City

What: Families, churches, schools, civic organizations, nonprofits, and businesses are invited to form a team and participate in building a cardboard house.

Event Schedule:

8:30 am - Welcome & Rules

9-10 am - Building of the cardboard houses

10-11 am - Announcements, speakers, food, and fun

11-11:30 am -  judging & awards



Teams are limited to 4-6 people. Organizations are encouraged to form more than one team.

Registration is required by August 1, 2023. There is NO registration fee.

Each team will receive cardboard boxes and duct tape at the event. Plus, teams will be able to select one additional item from an "extra-item table" such as a rope, a tarp, a blanket, or scissors, for example.

The teams will have one hour (9-10 am) to build their cardboard houses, which must be big enough for one person to lie in.

Each house must be able to stand upright for one hour, which is when the judging will take place (11 am)



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