Mark your calendars and plan to have some dollar bills with you, because the OBSERVER's annual Laurel Run newspaper sale will take place Wednesday, July 10.
Each year, OBSERVER Publisher John D'Agostino and his staff print a special Laurel Run edition of the paper. Volunteers then set out around daybreak to sell the papers at various locations in the Northern Chautauqua County area.
More than 2,000 papers typically are sold. The price is $1, but many people generously give more than that. Proceeds from the sales benefit Laurel Run. This is the seventh year for the newspaper sales, and in the previous six years, we have netted more than $10,000.
Preparing for the annual Laurel Run newspaper sale are, from left, Elaine Hotelling; David and Gina Kron, the Owners of the Tim Hortons restaurants in Dunkirk and Fredonia; Laurel Hotelling; John D’Agostino, the publisher of the OBSERVER; and Wayne Hotelling.
The OBSERVER is pleased to announce that the Tim Hortons restaurants in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Gowanda, and Irving again this year are allowing us to sell papers at those locations. We also will be selling papers in front of Wal Mart and near Brooks Memorial Hospital, as well as at the D&F Plaza, near Fredonia State College, at Tops, and on street corners in downtown Fredonia and Silver Creek.
We still could use some additional volunteers to help sell newspapers between 6 and 9 a.m. Volunteers will receive a 2013 Laurel Run T-shirt. And, if your business wants to buy a few copies to have on hand for your employees and customers, just let us know.
For more information, phone Kayla Bohall at 661-1465.