"Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!"
Patrons of downtown Haddonfield - or anyone within shouting distance of it - were likely to hear those words bellowing Saturday from a 10-year-old boy. Some passersby looked perplexed, but Joey Rihl was not trying to cause a ruckus; he was just doing his new job as town crier.
The Friends of the Indian King Tavern museum held a contest in December to name a town crier in honor of Haddonfield's tricentennial. It ended up selecting five candidates - mostly adults.
Wearing a colonial costume and wielding a bell Saturday, Joey took a page out of the 18th-century, inviting people standing outside restaurants, at a Starbucks, and in a barbershop to watch a magician perform at the museum.