Bev and Jerry Praver of Cambria, official town criers of San Luis Obispo County, will represent the county at Central Otago’s World Town Crier Tournament, scheduled for late September in New Zealand.
“We’re looking forward to seeing town criers from around the world, some of whom we have not seen since 2001,” Jerry Praver said.
Bev Praver added: “We’ve wanted to travel to New Zealand for several years, and now we finally have a good reason to go.”
The Pravers will read a proclamation at the May 12 meeting of the Board of Supervisors announcing their trip. They have been the county’s official town criers since 2000, when the board passed a resolution appointing them to the posts.
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The Pravers are the only husband-and-wife town crier team in the Western Hemisphere.