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Tuesday’s Art Battle to benefit Family Learning Center

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Battle Mountain High School's chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting an art battle/benefit today for the Family Learning Center. THe event begins at 5 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.
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If You Go

What: Battle Mountain Art Battle

Where: Battle Mountain High School, Edwards

When: 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Cost: Free

Information: It’s a benefit for the Family Learning Center. You can buy art created during the event. Live music and food will be available.

EDWARDS — The Battle Mountain High School chapter of National Honor Society is hosting an Art Battle fundraiser Tuesday for the Family Learning Center.

Battle Mountain artists have volunteered to make the art under on the spot during the competition.

Students’ art will be judged by local and international professional artists and collectors, including Krista Swanson, Kim Foos and Liv Fagerholm, who will also offer paintings and jewelry for sale. Proceeds to the Family Learning Center. Live music and food will also be available.

The National Honor Society is an organization of high-achieving high school juniors and seniors who are also committed to community service, said Battle Mountain senior Rachel Weiss, who is National Honor Society treasurer and is running the fundraiser.

“I have been very successful in school, but I also had the advantage of a wonderful preschool. I came into kindergarten ready to succeed,” Weiss said. “I know there are so many little kids in our valley whose parents work two to three jobs but still can’t afford to pay for quality preschool.”

Weiss said the Family Learning Center helps prepare children school, despite whatever language or economic barriers they may encounter.

The Family Learning Center, based in Edwards, is a not-for-profit early childhood program for children aged 8 weeks to 6 years. Reduced tuition is available to those in need.

“This is such an exciting event because it’s all about what kids can accomplish if they are given the nurturing and support they need,” said Carrie Benway development director for the Family Learning Center. “Here you have these teens giving back to the community by sharing their talents to help little kids believe in themselves.”

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