Archive for Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Musical Chieftains, newspaper to raise funds again

March 21, 2001

Once again, The Mirror and music students at Tonganoxie High and Junior High schools will work together to raise funds.

The musical Chieftains in both the vocal and instrumental music departments are again raising money for upcoming trips. Last year, The Mirror worked with music students to help marching band students finance a trip to the Cotton Bowl.

This year, The Mirror and the Lawrence Journal-World will donate money to students for each subscription or renewal the students sell.

The fund-raiser begins next Wednesday and will run through April 25.

"Last year, we were able to help students with their dream of attending the Cotton Bowl," said Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher. "We thought it was a good project, and I'm pleased that the band's booster club thought so, too. We're happy to participate again."

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; $40 a year elsewhere in Kansas; and $45 a year outside of Kansas.

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

Trowbridge said the offer applies to both new subscriptions and renewals.

Donna Mages, a member of the advisory board to the music department's VIP Booster Club, will collect money from students once a week. She also will be in charge of tallying how much each student raises.

"They plan to do a trip every two years, and this gives Tonganoxie Junior High kids a chance to get started," Mages said.

For additional information about this special offer, call The Mirror office, (913) 845-2222, or drop by the newspaper office, 520 E. Fourth, in Tonganoxie.

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