Gathering steam for Souper Bowl |

Gathering steam for Souper Bowl

Creekside sixth-grader Ales Birdsall created winning artwork for the annual Souper Bowl fundraiser.
Courtesy photo |

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Creekside Charter School and Squaw Valley Prep (SVP), both now located in Olympic Valley, are hosting the 15th annual Souper Bowl event on Sunday, May 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Conference Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.

Open to the public and fun for all ages, the Souper Bowl is the school’s main fundraiser. This family friendly event will feature delicious, locally prepared food, student performances, arts and crafts, activities, games and more.

A live and silent auction will also take place featuring goods and services provided by retail stores, restaurants and businesses from the community and beyond.

According to Melissa Hodous, Creekside parent and event organizer, the Souper Bowl is a chance for families from Truckee Tahoe to meet and become familiar with the students and families who attend Creekside and Squaw Valley Prep.

“This event also serves as the fundraiser supporting one of the most unique aspects of our school — enrichment Fridays — when students get to experience a wide range of disciplines not typically offered at traditional school such as computer stop animation, karate, cooking, puppeteering, drama and skiing,” said Hodous.

Cost for adults is $20 at the door. Children 14 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school, next to Olympic Village Inn at Squaw, directly through families or at

This year’s sponsors include Kelly Brothers Painting, Rickenbach Development, A. Roy & Ann B. Cleghorn, Johansen Masonry, Merrily Wed, Tahoe Luxury Properties, Burton Creek Veterinary, Markus Burkhart Construction, Kelly Brothers Painting, PCV Painting, Johannsson Electric, Michael H. Kerrigan, Welling Construction, Tahoe Vacation Home Services and Photography by Bonnie Birdsall.


Creekside Charter School and Squaw Valley Prep together form a public K-12 charter school serving students in the Tahoe-Truckee community. The Creekside Charter School and Squaw Valley Preparatory education teams use a blended learning model, combining independent study options and classroom instruction to cultivate high academic achievement, individual passions and strong social development.

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