Helping easy as pie

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Canned Drive

Children at a southern Johnson County school collected food to help others eat during the holidays.

Student council members at East Side Elementary School collected 5,064 cans (top) in a two-week canned food drive.

The food was donated to the Edinburgh Fire Department and will be used for Good Cheer baskets and given to the Edinburgh Food Pantry.

Students who brought in the most cans in their class were able to smash a pie in the face of a teacher at the school.

Pennies buy a lot

A group of students collected enough pennies to buy Christmas gifts for 14 children.

Third-graders (left) at Indian Creek Intermediate School collected more than $1,400 in penny wars for the United Way’s Christmas Angels program.

Students pledged to bring in pennies and other money to their class each day so they could adopt families through the program.

The group collected enough to sponsor three families, which included 14 children.

The students earned privileges such as an extra recess and wearing pajamas to school as well as hitting teachers with pies (above).

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