Story & Photography by Woody Woodard
The 2017 Canstruction with Natalie Grant began with a meet-and-greet with key sponsors before going to the Tennessee Room. Grant is a multiple Dove Award winner and has had an amazing music career. Grant said when she was six-years-old singing into her round hair brush, she knew what her life was going to be. Aretha Franklin was an early childhood role model with her strong gospel voice.
RIFA’s mission statement is to help people in need by providing physical and spiritual nourishment. RIFA operates a soup kitchen that serves two meals daily and operates a large thrift store. RIFA provides snack backpacks for children’s weekend needs and senior staples on a quarterly basis as well as other forms of community outreach. Thanks to all the sponsors who have made this a successful charity event!