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During a Dress Up Night at a local school in Cameron, MO, children dressed up in their professional attire of choice. For the grandson of Kearny Rural Carrier Joe Biggerstaff and Cameron Postmaster Christi Biggerstaff, the decision was easy – he wanted to be just like his grandparents.taylor-daughter

The daughter of Cameron Retail Associate Nick Taylor also participated in dress-up night, and chose to wear postal blue, just like her father.

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Career Planning

Career planning

Many individuals begin their career planning early in life. For some, that advanced planning arrives a little earlier than others.

This young fellow to the right already has an idea in mind of what he would like to be when he grows up.

Creighton is the son of Lawson, MO, Postmaster Chris Wilkinson. This past Halloween, Creighton had the opportunity to showcase his admiration for his father and his support of the entire postal team while trick-or-treating. His outfit and postal vehicle received many accolades from friends and family. It also gave a proud father the opportunity to catch a glimpse into his son’s potential future career choice.

Happy Halloween!

From the Higginsville, MO, Post Office.

From the Higginsville, MO, Post Office.

Ambitious Pup Sports Familiar Uniform

Postal Pup

This ambitious postal pup was sent in by Charles Forkner of Minneapolis, MN. The curious canine stands at attention as though dutifully awaiting receipt of a customer’s mail piece.

If the proud pooch were to speak to the customer in his unofficial postal capacity, what do you think he’s say?

Happy Halloween!

Halloween 2013

Trick or Treat

Hello all, Benny here. Today is Halloween, the day when all the ghouls and goblins come out to party with jack-o-lanterns and candy treats.

Back when I was a kid, I remember reading about children in other parts of the world dressing up and going door to door to collect food and coins. Though I never put on a costume of my own, I was fascinated by the idea of becoming someone else for a brief period of time. That could have been the reason why I became so enthralled with writing. Back then though, as interesting as Halloween sounded, I never imagined that it would grow into the popular festival it is today.

Like many people out there, I enjoy giving out candy to boys and girls dressed as superheroes, celebrities and cartoon characters. Can you imagine my surprise when I actually saw someone dressed as me once? That was a real hoot!

To celebrate Halloween, I thought I’d share with you a small timeline on its history. There really is a fascinating story behind this day, and you should learn more about it when you get the chance.

As for me, I need to pick up a few goodies for the kids coming over tonight. I don’t want them to leave empty handed. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

Benny

 

Scaring Up a Decorative Halloween

Dressing up for Halloween to celebrate this spooky time of year is nothing out of the ordinary. For one particular Post Office in Wampum, PA, a certain Halloween costume is anything but ordinary.

The town of Wampum introduced a competition this year for businesses to dress up a scarecrow for Halloween. Many businesses such as convenience stores, diners, and insurance offices participated in the event. Also stepping up to the creative plate was the local Post Office.

For its submission, the Wampum Post Office dressed up a scarecrow in a ‘Simpler way to ship” t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans poised on top of a stuffed horse carrying a small mail satchel. The display, entitled “The Pony Express,” won top honors in the competition.

The event was successful enough this year to spark conversation about expanding it next year to include residents of the community.

What other creative Halloween displays have you seen at a Post Office?

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