Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM East band fundraiser Saturday. The SM East band is planning to travel to Orlando, Fla., next spring and is holding fundraisers to defray the cost of the trip, which will include several performances. On Saturday, Nov. 21, the band will accept gently-used clothing and household items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SM East front parking lot and at the Savers Store at 5441 W. 95th Street. A followup drive will be held at the Savers Store on Dec. 5. The band will have another fundraiser on Dec. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Village Shops where ensembles will be playing and merchants will have specials that include donations to the band. The cost of the trip is $1,700 per student and 75 band members will be going.

Mission accepting donations today. A clothing drive for the Uplift Organization, which works with the homeless in the metro, will be held today from 7 a.m. to noon in the parking lot by Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center. Besides Items needed include candles, blankets, books, matches, sweaters, shirts, hats and other clothing.

Battle of the Brains honor goes to Lee’s Summit school. NEJC’s Highland Elementary’s bid for $50,000 in prize money in Burns & McDonnell’s Battle of the Brains competition came up short, as Lee’s Summit’s Mason Elementary took the title this year.

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