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Two Carbon County students affected by cancer keep the fight going with another fundraiser. 

Olivia Wolfe and David Richards are trying to become the 2019 Students of the Year through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Monday night the duo hosted a spaghetti dinner at Molly McGuire's in Jim Thorpe.

Wolfe's brother passed away from Leukemia eight years ago and her father is battling it now. Richard's brother was diagnosed with Lymphoma five years ago.

This is one of many fundraisers they are hosting to raise a special goal of $50,000. 

"If we hit that goal we get to name a research grant in their names and we really want to do that because we want to do something in their memory," said Richards.

"It means so much and feels so good to be supported with everyone coming out," said Wolfe.

For a list of upcoming fundraisers to help Olivia and David reach their goal, check out their Facebook page, "Team Jim Thorpe LLS SOY 2019." 

News 13 got a sneak peek Friday at a new community escape room opening next week in Tamaqua.

"Art of Escape" is an initiative spearheaded by the Community Arts Center.

They've teamed up with Tamaqua students and staff to build an affordable, fun experience for local kids.

The idea was born after students themselves expressed a desire for more to do in town.

"They had a need for access to affordable activities within the community so we kept this escape room at $5 so that anybody has the opportunity to really experience it and it was really built for the youth," said Leona Rega, coordinator at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

Two themed rooms will teach participants the history of Tamaqua.

We talked to one student who helped build the escape room.

He has a special connection to it because the rooms were built inside his grandmother's old house.

And during construction, he found some special memories.

"We found our height chart for me and my sister from when we were younger," said Nelson Bensinger.

Art of Escape will open for the public February 1st but it won't be around long.

It's a limited engagement project. You'll only be able to enjoy it on weekends through the end of February.

You can learn more about the escape room by searching "Art of Escape" on Facebook.