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Jan 24 2012

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Museum cover AT&T Yellow Pages

The Gregg County Historical Museum personnel, volunteers, board members, community members and AT&T executives were delighted to unveil the cover of the new Greater Longview AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory featuring the Everett Building, home to the Gregg County Historical Museum.
Tammy Cromer-Campbell took the cover photo, which highlights the structure’s rounded bay and recessed main entrance flanked by pink granite Corinthian columns with limestone trim.
In addition, throughout the year this historic and informative building will be on colorful display anytime someone picks up an AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory. More than 122,000 copies have been printed for distribution. Delivery will continue through February 9. The directory will be available to new residents and businesses throughout the year.
“Each year, we try to choose a cover partner that exemplifies the excitement and pride of living in Longview,” said AT&T Advertising Solutions Area Market Manager Edwin Graves.  “Nothing does this more than the Everett Building, home to the Gregg County Historical Museum.”
Gregg County Historical Museum Director Neina Kennedy said being featured on the cover of the Longview YP Real Yellow Pages directory is a fitting tribute to this landmark that has served many businesses over the years including banks, barbershops, clothiers, and even the Red Cross.
“Having The Everett Building on the cover of the Longview YP Real Yellow Pages directory is very exciting,” Kennedy said. “This grand old structure is really a crown jewel in our community and has served us very well in many capacities, including home to the Gregg County Historical Museum for nearly 30 years. Being featured on the directory cover will help remind everyone of the building’s historical value, and encourage them to visit our museum to learn more about the history of Gregg County.”
Furthermore, Graves said it’s only fitting to feature the building on the directory cover, as some of its prior occupants have some Yellow Pages history.  A 1956 advertisement in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory proclaimed that Lanier’s was the small house of great quality for men and boys. Another ad several years later said it was where the unique is commonplace.
“We are proud to feature The Everett Building on the cover of our new Longview YP Real Yellow Pages directory,” Graves said.  “We continually work to make our directory covers special on the outside, and tailor the community information inside our directories to best meet the needs of local residents and businesses.”
To boot,  Candice Gast, AT&T external affairs director for Northeast Texas, recalls her childhood visits to Longview, “I have fond memories of Longview.  We used to come and shop here,” she said.  “I am so glad to see the Gregg County Historical Museum on the cover of the Yellow Pages.”
Dietrich Johnson, Mayor Jay Dean’s Cultural Arts Liaison, said, “We are very excited for the Historical Museum and the work they do to make our city a cultural destination.”
Just as a reminder, the YP Real Yellow Pages from AT&T are recyclable. AT&T telephone directory paper is made mainly from leftover sawdust and scraps from lumber production processes. To recycle outdated phone books, please call AT&T’s Project ReDirectory at 1-800-953-4400 for recycling information.
The Museum is an important piece of history and culture in Gregg County. You can visit and learn about our great county, or better yet, support the museum. You can become a Museum Member and get VIP ACCESS – it has its privileges. During Dalton Days you can go around and sample the barbeque on April 14th  as well as use the VIP booth.
Memberships are as follows:
Senior/Student $35
Individual $50
Family $75
Sustaining $100
Sponsoring Member $250 or above.
For more information, call 903-753-5840 or visit online at www.gregghistorical.org

Neina Kennedy, Museum Director; Edwin Graves, AT&T Advertising Solutions Area Market Manager; Dee Farmer, Senator Eltife’s district director; Candice Gast, AT&T external affairs director; and the Honorable Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt attend the unveiling of the new AT&T Yellow Pages at the Gregg County Historical Museum.

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