FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2017
PASCO SOUP READIES FOR FEBRUARY 23RD EVENT SHOWCASING PROJECTS FROM YOUNG LEADERS
PASCO, Washington, February 13, 2017 – Pasco SOUP, a crowd-funding dinner under the umbrella of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority (DPDA), announced presenters for its upcoming event slated for February 23rd, 2017 at 6:30pm at La Michoacana Salon in Downtown Pasco. The main event sponsor is Gesa Credit Union.
“We are pleased to announce a great selection of Pasco-based community projects dreamed up by individuals ages 20 and younger,” said Pasco SOUP coordinator Isaac Myhrum. “Supporting young people in their entrepreneurial efforts is one of the main objectives of Pasco SOUP. These projects represent the many ideas that young people have to contribute to Pasco. We look forward to the community coming together and supporting these great ideas.”
The selected presenters are:
- SOMOS Eastside Helpers – An afterschool program to be based at Virgie Robinson Elementary School consisting of physical activities, craft making, healthy snacks and bilingual tutoring for homework help.
- Beautifying Downtown Pasco – A student art club aims to design and paint community murals in Downtown Pasco to compliment architecture and celebrate diversity. The art club will invite elementary students to participate in the project.
- Somos Designs – A project teaching teenagers entrepreneurship skills by designing custom t-shirts and selling them within the local business community. All proceeds will be reinvested into new materials and designs.
Pasco SOUP is an event where the three presenters will be given four minutes each to share their idea with the audience. After a community soup dinner, audience members vote for their favorite and the winning project receives the donated proceeds at the door. The contribution collected at the door will be $5 per person.
Pasco SOUP is based on an acclaimed project called Detroit SOUP which started in Detroit, Michigan in 2010. The SOUP movement has grown globally and Pasco SOUP will be among only a handful of active programs in the Northwest.
The Pasco SOUP – Young Leaders event will occur Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at La Michoacana Salon located at 415 W. Lewis Street, Pasco, WA 99301. The Tri-Cities community is invited to attend.
The DPDA and Pasco SOUP wish to thank Gesa Credit Union for their main sponsorship. Other generous sponsors include Broadmoor Fitness, Moon Security Services Inc. and Coldwell Banker.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Isaac Myhrum at 509-440-4264 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.