Mayor Walsh, County Executive McMahon, Superintendent Alicea to Honor Syracuse Broadcasting Legend Laura Hand

Legend Laura Hand City resident and longtime television news anchor to retire this weekend

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II and Syracuse City School Superintendent Jaime Alicea have proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 10 to be Laura Hand Book Break Day in the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

The proclamation comes as the CNY Central television news anchor, reporter and community leader prepares to retire from a nearly 50 year career in local broadcasting. Laura’s passion for children of this community led her to organize and lead for more than 30-years the summer reading campaign known as “Book Breaks” to encourage children to love and appreciate reading.

1 p.m. (please arrive at 12:45 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 10

STEAM at Dr. King Elementary School – Library   416 E. Raynor Ave, Syracuse, NY 13202

Parking available in rear lot; entrance on Martin Luther King Blvd. near the overpass.   Enter the library from the doors off the rear parking area.