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Washington Post Employees Can Win a Chance to Use Marty Baron’s Private Bathroom

<em>Washington Post</em> Employees Can Win a Chance to Use Marty Baron’s Private Bathroom
This is probably not as nice as the Washington Post executive editor's bathroom. Photograph by terex/via iStock.

Good news, Washington Post employees: If you’ve ever wanted to use Marty Baron‘s bathroom, you’ll get a chance on Wednesday, the last full day of work at the paper’s old headquarters on 15th Street, Northwest. Senior correspondent Kevin Sullivan sent a memo to staffers Monday describing a “small ceremony” on Wednesday with a charity raffle that has two prizes:

1. The honor of ringing the bell convening the 4 p.m. news conference at the end of the ceremony, the last time the triangle will ever be sounded on 15th Street.

2. The honor of making one use, as necessary and appropriate, of the Executive Editor’s private bathroom.

Now listen up. That’s ONE use. Don’t eat anything adventurous that day, I guess.

Full memo:

To all:

As you know, we are holding a small ceremony in the Newsroom on Wednesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., to mark our final day of work on 15th Street. We will have speakers, cake and maybe a surprise or two.

To mark the moment, we are also holding a RAFFLE to benefit three charities supported by the Washington Post Helping Hand program, as described below.

There are two prizes, which we feel are unique to our newsroom culture.

1. The honor of ringing the bell convening the 4 p.m. news conference at the end of the ceremony, the last time the triangle will ever be sounded on 15th Street.

2. The honor of making one use, as necessary and appropriate, of the Executive Editor’s private bathroom.

Tickets are $1 each. For a chance to support these worthy charities and win these historic prizes, please stop by Kevin Sullivan’s office in the newsroom and buy a ticket or 20. Winners will be drawn at random during Wednesday’s ceremony, and you must be present to win (pretty hard to ring the bell, or…you know….if you are not physically in the room!).

Here are the details of the charities:

The Washington Post Helping Hand works with three local nonprofits that address homelessness in our area. Community of Hope works with District families. Sasha Bruce Youthwork works with teens and young adults. Homestretch works with families in Northern Virginia. Last year, Post readers and employees donated a total of $215,000 to the three groups. This year we’re trying to raise $250,000. For more information, visit posthelpinghand.com.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously the news editor and lead media reporter for the Poynter Institute, arts editor for the now completely vanished TBD.com, and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.