HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Robots, art and music will descend on the lawn of the High Springs Brewing Company, 18562 N.W. 237th Street, High Springs, on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2 – 5 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for these great programs.

Parents and kids alike can take an opportunity to learn about the Swampbots robotics program and meet members of the Frogmen, the Byte Squad, Innogators, Tadpoles and the Turtlebots teams.

The middle and high school robotics teams will race and display their best, including a large robot built and controlled by the high school team. The teams, which span grades 1 – 12 will also be selling pizza by the slice from Prohibition Pizza as well as kid-friendly drinks, with proceeds to benefit both Swampbots and Good News Arts.

Good News Arts (GNA) will have complementary hands-on art experiences for all ages to create and play. Donations are welcome. In addition, a silent auction will be held for five quilts made this summer by students at GNA’s Summer Arts Camp. All proceeds support GNA’s educational programs.

To complement these great organizations, Santa Fe High School student Trevor Ellis will be providing live music featuring favorites in southern rock, reggae and country. Only 15 years old, Ellis already has quite a resume including an appearance on PBS. He excels at the drums, piano and guitar challenging himself with the most intricate compositions of John Mayer and Zach Brown on guitar and Vince Guaraldi on piano. 

“Investment in our kids is an investment in our whole community. In just a few years, these two programs have provided solid success for our kids,” said Ross Ambrose, who has supported both programs since they were launched.

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