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Sebring High School serving annual 'Soup Up the Arts'

SEBRING - Sebring High School's annual "Soup Up the Arts" will have an Asian flair this year. The event features student artwork and a soup lunch, and this year will raise money for two students facing serious medical challenges. The Sebring High School Art Club and National Art Honor Society members have spent more than 1,000 hours creating more than 450 handmade bowls and decorations, while local restaurants and businesses have donated some of their best soup, bread, desserts, drinks, supplies and funds toward the event. Tickets are $10, which entitles guests to a handmade bowl of theirchoice, along with soup, bread, dessert and a drink.
The 11th annual event, dubbed, "House of Good Fortune," will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the Sebring High School cafeteria. Proceeds will help defray the medical costs of students Sydnee Crow and Pedro Palacios, as well as go toward art scholarships and expenses. Last year the event raised more than $4,500, which enabled the art students to help four local families with medical expenses, said Sebring High art teacher Steve VanDam. Upgrade bowls and a silent auction will be available, he said. Crow, a Lake Placid High student, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2012. Palacios, a 10-year-old student at Lake Country Elementary School, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the summer of 2011. Tickets are available at the Sebring High School front office. For more information email VanDam at vandams@highlands.k12.fl.us.

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