Saturday, March 04, 2006

Old Post Office bulletin board gets new life

Two and a half years ago, the Boca Grande, Florida, Post Office stamped out a decades-old tradition when postal service inspectors said the community bulletin boards in the lobby had to go.

According to the local newspaper, The Boca Beacon, "Although the boards had been in the post office for years, the post office big shots who came to the island from Tampa said they didn't like some of the notices that they found posted in the lobby."

The boards, despite the protests of islanders, were taken down and thrown away.

Well, not exactly thrown away.The Beacon rescued both boards, and this week one of them returned to active duty.

Not at the post office.The board is attached to the north side of the Boca Beacon office.

The paper says, "It's available for the community to use - to promote events or to find a babysitting job. It's your board - everyone's board. Feel free to use it."

Right on!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM