PLAIN DEALER TO CELEBRATE 150TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CONCERT AND DINNER
PLAIN DEALER TO CELEBRATE 150TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH SPECIAL CONCERT AND DINNER
WHAT: Plain Dealer 150th Anniversary Concert and Dinner.
WHO: More than 600 guests, representing a cross-section of
the community's leadership -- public officials, corporate
executives, clergy, civic and social leaders, and others.
WHERE: Music Hall and Public Auditorium
- Progam (Music Hall) 7 p.m.
- Concert 7:30 p.m.
- Reception (Public Auditorium) approximately
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- Dinner and dancing following
- Dessert served between 10:30 and 11 p.m., at which time
Gov. Voinovich is expected to offer a toast.
This black-tie event is the highlight of The Plain Dealer's year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary. During the program, The Plain Dealer will announce the collective contributions of its guests, as well as a major gift from Plain Dealer Charities, to fund an educational computer laboratory for Project: LEARN's Adult Reading Center.
Plain Dealer President and Publisher Alex Machaskee and Chairman Thomas Vail will be available for interviews.
In addition, arrangements can be made for TV "live" shots, if desired.
Brief highlights of the Plain Dealer's history:
- 150 years ago this month, Vermont lawyer and former schoolteacher Joseph William Gray joined with his brother to purchase a weekly newspaper known as The Cleveland Advertiser.
- On Jan. 7, 1842, they established a new weekly newspaper and named it The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- The Plain Dealer evolved from a weekly newspaper to an evening daily in 1845, and began publishing morning editions in the mid-1880s. It became solely a morning and Sunday operation in 1905.
CONTACT: Kevin Donahue or Gary Pratt, both of Dix & Eaton, 216-241-0405.
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