Money Manners

Money Manners

Tuition fundraisers aren’t the new normal

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Friends have invited my sister to a “fundraiser spaghetti feed” to raise money for their daughter. The “door charge” is $20 per person, and there also will be a raffle and a silent auction. It seems that “Taylor,” who is 20, needs $8,200 for tuition and expenses to enroll in a program where she will earn a certificate as a dog obedience instructor. To me, this event is terrible on every level.

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Several manhole covers were sent into the air by a fire underneath 10th Street between Central Avenue and Wyandotte Street on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in downtown Kansas City. The Kansas City Fire Department and Kansas City Power & Light responded.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
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