Archive for Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Students selling subscriptions

April 26, 2000

The musical Chieftains are out selling newspaper subscriptions and renewals in the area.

"I think the word is getting out," said Donna Mages, a member of the advisory board to the Tonganoxie High School music department's VIP Booster Club.

About 160 students are involved in the fund-raising effort. Each member of the THS band and choir has been authorized to sell newspaper subscriptions to The Mirror and the Lawrence Journal-World.

In return, the newspapers will make a donation to the students for each subscription sold.

The Mirror will donate to students $5 from each annual subscription that students sell. A 52-week subscription to The Mirror costs $25 in Leavenworth, Jefferson, Douglas, Wyandotte and Johnson counties; $30 a year elsewhere in Kansas; and $35 a year outside of Kansas.

The offer applies to both new subscriptions and renewals.

The Journal-World has agreed to donate $10 for each 14-week subscription, which costs customers $34.50.

All band and choir students who are in eighth grade through 12th grade are participating in the special fund-raiser, which will run through May 12.

The Marching Chieftains are raising funds for a trip in late December to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Each member of the band has been asked to contribute $380 toward the cost of the trip. In addition, vocal music students are raising funds for upcoming activities.

Mages will collect money from students once a week. She also will be in charge of tallying how much each student raises. For additional information about this special offer, call The Mirror, (913) 845-2222, or drop by the newspaper offices, 520 E. Fourth, in Tonganoxie.

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