Leader-Press, PWA team up for subscription drive
Special to Leader-Press
From now through August 16, a special subscription drive is being held by the Copperas Cove Leader-Press and Pink Warrior Angels – Central Texas.
For every new subscription received, PWA will receive $5. Subscriptions are $36 annually inside Copperas Cove, and a subscription includes 104 publications, special sections, and a free digital subscription.
“When going through our archives this year, I noticed there were several student groups which the newspaper worked with to help them raise funds and boost subscription numbers,” said Lynette Sowell, managing editor. “I thought it would be fun to have an old-fashioned subscription drive and benefit a local group.”
Each member of the Pink Warrior Angels youth council will be making the plug to not only raise funds for their group, but to hopefully win one of three prizes - $100, $50, and $25 gift cards.
For every subscription one of the young people receive, the youth council member will receive one entry into a prize drawing for a chance to win one of the cards.
The Pink Warrior Angels Youth Council is a new offshoot of the organization and is made up of youngsters in the community who have volunteered for other causes. Recently, they have completed a pet supplies drive and also held a car wash.
“I first became acquainted with Pink Warrior Angels when it was first being formed, and when I met Julie (Moser), I learned that both she and my husband received their cancer diagnosis at around the same time period,” Sowell said, whose husband is a survivor of thyroid cancer, being diagnosed in November 2013 and has been cancer-free for more than five years.
“It may have been years since we fought his cancer battled, but we remember how valuable it was for us to have help from family and friends. Even if you have good insurance, that doesn’t help with lost wages or traveling back and forth for multiple doctor appointments and treatments,” Sowell said.
The goal for the subscription drive is 100 new subscriptions.
Last Wednesday, the council met at the Leader-Press offices to receive their subscription forms and to hear about what the newspaper does and has done in the community for nearly 125 years.
“We have told the stories of our city for years. Years ago, kids like you were volunteering and making a difference in their community.. For every event you volunteer at that is covered by the paper, you are becoming part of our community’s history,” Sowell told the young people. “Also, we keep your parents informed about things that can affect your family – for example, the city is asking for a monthly transportation fee.”
Julie Moser, executive director and founder of the group, shared her thoughts on the endeavor.
“Pink Warrior Angels Youth Council is excited to assist The Copperas Cove Leader-Press and not only sharing a great paper with up-to-date information, but also supporting our community and all that it does for organizations like ours,” Moser said. “Our 2019 motto is Give More. Help More. Share More. That’s exactly what the Youth Council is doing. We are proud to have these young volunteers doing so much for not only is but our community.”
Those interested in receiving a subscription may contact the PWA, or may call the Leader-Press office to subscribe, with payment accepted of cash, check or credit card, by calling the Leader-Press office at 254-547-4207 and sign up over the phone, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.