November 30, 2018
Employees respond to “letters to Santa” deposited in bright red box
DUQUESNE, PA — Duquesne Postmaster Jo-Ann Crovak loves her position at the Post Office and serving the Mon Valley. There was just one thing missing for the Holiday season to make it complete: a Santa mailbox.
“While at the Clairton Post Office, we always had a Santa mail box for the kids,” Crovak said. “I found this one in the basement, cleaned it up a bit and put it in my lobby.”
As the box is new to the office, Crovak hopes letters to Santa from local children will pile up soon. “I have a few staff that can pitch in to answer letters,” Crovak said. “We had one that was written in Spanish so we had a local teacher translate it for us. We wrote a response and had that translated too. So the child received a letter from Santa in Spanish.”
Children or parents visiting the Duquesne Post Office will easily spot the whimsical box and may deposit Santa letters. “Don’t wait too long,” Crovak urged. “It gets very busy around here.”
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