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Friends, customers honor popular 'Contributor' salesman

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

After the three years of selling The Contributor, the so-called "Mayor of 4th and Church" is retiring.

That's the title some folks downtown bestowed upon Anthony Boston, known to everyone as "Snow."

He has sold The Contributor, the newspaper run and sold by the homeless or formerly homeless, for three years at the corner of 4th Avenue North and Church Street.

When workers at the Bank of Nashville heard he was retiring, they said they had to do something, so they decided to throw a party for Snow.

They printed invitations for him to hand out to his regular customers, and after his shift ended Friday, there was a steady stream of people who came to see him off.

"We're here five days a week, coming in and out, and Snow is on that corner, rain or shine, with a great big smile, a wave. He just always has something good to say. He just absolutely sets the tone for having a great day, and he's just been a part of our lives for three years," said Anne Livingston, with the Bank of Nashville.

"Seems like my family to me. I will miss each and every one of them. I may not know their names, but I remember the faces. I seen them 10 years down the road somewhere, I still remember them," Boston said.

Snow said selling The Contributor has helped him make money, and get back on his feet.

His Social Security benefits have kicked in, so he thought now would be a good time to retire and let someone else have the opportunity to sell the paper on his corner.

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