Student fund-raiser ends Friday
Only a few days remain in the Tonganoxie High School music department's fund-raiser that includes the sale of newspaper subscriptions.
The special fund-raiser in conjunction with The Mirror and the Lawrence Journal-World will conclude Friday.
"We're pleased to be working with Tonganoxie's young musicians to help them raise funds for some special activities they'll be involved in," said Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher of The Mirror.
Members of the THS band and choir are selling newspaper subscriptions and renewals in the area as a way to raise money for upcoming activities.
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.
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.
Donna Mages, a member of the advisory board to the THS music department's VIP Booster Club, collects money from students once a week. She also is tallying how much each student raises. Students have until next Wednesday to turn in completed subscription forms and money to Mages.
For additional information about this special offer, call The Mirror, (913) 845-2222, or drop by the newspaper offices, 520 E. Fourth, in Tonganoxie.