WAKEFIELD — The total number of young men who are willing to make some money clearing walks and driveways this winter continues to grow.
Fifteen-year-old Kevin Corso can work in the Friend Street, Parker Road, Eustis Avenue, Outlook Road and Prospect Street areas. Kevin can be reached at 781-454-5539.
He joins the following young entrepreneurs:
• Jared Hurley, who can shovel in the Cedar/Chestnut/Gould and Albion streets area. Jared can be reached 617-957-9602.
• Brothers Noah and Fintan Brennan can also shovel snow. Noah is 14 and Fintan is 10. They can work in the Bartley/Lake streets area. The Brennans can be contacted at 781-245-6618.
• Sixteen-year-old Mike Guanci and Dylan Melanson, 18, are willing to work anywhere in town. They have a snowblower and a truck for transport. They can be reached at 781-608-0014.
Not everyone is ready to battle another winter of every-other-day blizzards and extended periods of frigid temperatures. Last year around this time barely a snowflake had fallen. And we all know what happened pretty soon after that.
As a result, the Daily Item again will offer a service designed to pair those who need their properties shoveled with young entrepreneurs who want to make some money shoveling.
If you want your son or daughter to be added to our list of snow shovelers, send an email to the Daily Item at [email protected]. On the subject line write “snow shoveling.” Include a daytime phone number where you can be contacted, the age of the shovelers and the neighborhood where your children are willing to work.
The paper will list the shoveler’s name, contact information and ares they can shovel.
The paper provides this service, which is most often used by senior citizens or those unable to dig themselves out for one reason or another.
One thing we will not do is help anyone determine how much a shoveler should be paid. That’s between the customer and the young private contractor.
Snow shoveling for money used to be a way many youths spent the aftermath of a winter’s storm. It provides exercise and generates some cash.
We certainly are not wishing for major snowstorms. But odds are we will get at least one before the leaves come back on the trees.