Filipino Foodfest Sunday to raise money for typhoon victims, scholarship

By the Tri-City HeraldNovember 13, 2013 

A Filipino Foodfest is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to raise money for a scholarship named in the memory of a Sunnyside teacher. Money also will be collected for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Friends and family of the late Sandra Lee Pascua, a teacher at Sun Valley Elementary who died in May after a three-year battle with cancer, have established the Sandra Lee Pascua Scholarship Award, in conjunction with the Sunnyside Dollars For Scholars Foundation.

She taught in the Sunnyside School District for 24 years.

Her husband, Rey Pascua, told the Herald that Gov. Jay Inslee called him this week and asked for the Filipino American communities' help with Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Pascua said donations will be collected at the Sunday fundraiser for the typhoon victims.

Tickets to the event cost $15 per person, or $25 per couple. Guests may purchase tickets at the door.

A meal and entertainment will be provided. The menu for the ethnic Filipino-themed lunch includes: pancit, pan fried noodles; lumpia, Filipino spring roll; chicken adobo, stir fry vegetables and steamed rice; seasonal desserts; and beverages.

Performing at the event will be Batang Wapato, a Tri-City Filipino folkdance group, a tae kwan do self-defense team and the Sunnyside High School dance team.

The event will be at the Navarro Community Center on the corner of Sixth Street and Franklin Avenue in Sunnyside.

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