We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2016 Laurel Run! Without your kind contributions none of this would be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those already thinking about next year’s event it’s already being planned and will take place July 14-15 in 2017. See you then!

Annual Laurel Run newspaper sale coming July 8

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 28, 2015 - Newspaper Sales - No Comments

Don’t be alarmed if someone approaches your vehicle and asks you for money Wednesday, July 8.

That’s the day the Observer’s annual Laurel Run newspaper sale will take place.  Each year, Observer Publisher John D’Agostino and his staff stay up late one night to print a special Laurel Run edition of the paper.  Volunteers then set out around daybreak to sell the papers at various places in the Northern Chautauqua County area, including the Tim Hortons locations in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Gowanda, and Irving.

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 ninth year for the newspaper sales, and in the previous eight years, we have netted more than $13,000.

We could use some additional volunteers to help sell newspapers between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m.  Selling papers is a lot of fun!  Volunteers will receive a 2015 Laurel Run T-shirt.

We also are encouraging local businesses to support Laurel Run by ordering some copies of the newspaper to have on hand for your employees and customers.  We’ll deliver them to your door!

For more info, phone Kayla Bohall at 661-1434.

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