The Johnson County Christmas Bureau has been helping people in need for 53 years. The organization began as an adopt-a-family program in 1960 and opened its first Christmas shop in 1977 at the Metcalf 103 Shopping Center in Overland Park. It served 1,300 people. This year, it will serve 13,000.
Students at Brougham Elementary School in Olathe work with Hasbro to brighten the holidays for children, adults.
Blue Valley Northwest student works with principal in effort to make change
Fifty adoptions were finalized at courthouses throughout Kansas on or around Nov. 23, National Adoption Day. In Johnson County on Saturday, 13 foster children were adopted. The day before in Wyandotte County, 12 kids got their forever families. National Adoption Day has been held annually since 2000 on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a date chosen for its seasonal significance.
Olathe East senior will be marching in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.