It’s front page news! The Daily Gazette is recruiting newsboys and newsgirls from the newspaper’s past.
The Daily Gazette hopes carriers from past decades will relish a one-day return to glory — and a chance to raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The play is “Old Newsboys’ Day,” which will help celebrate The Gazette’s 120th year in business.
The target date is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the newspaper’s actual anniversary date.
Veteran news slingers will be paired with current newspaper staffers and leaders. The teams will be stationed at local community gathering spots during the morning rush and will sell the morning news.
We’re hoping the old newsboys and Gazette personnel will be vocal and persuasive, and we’re hoping customers will donate a little bit more than the $1 cover price.
The nostalgic adventure will begin around 7:30 a.m. at most locations and wrap up by 10. All newsboys — and girls — will be invited back to The Daily Gazette’s headquarters on Maxon Road Extension for breakfast beverages and snacks.
Interested former carriers are asked to contact Jeff Wilkin at 395-3124 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Sept. 15.
Local businesses interested in hosting a two-person team are also asked to contact Wilkin.
Newsboys and newsgirls: Get ready to hit the pavement one more time on Oct. 1. And practice those “Extra! Extra!” exclamations.
And stay tuned: The event is just one of many The Gazette is planning this fall to commemorate both our past and our present.