Monday, March 09, 2009

Extreme Mailbox Contest

The Fort Meyers Florida Weekly Website reports, Anne Murray, the postmaster for Fort Myers and Cape Coral, is holding a contest to get residents to improve not only the condition of their mailboxes but their looks as well.

According to the paper, "In the tradition of mail box art, and with hope that postal workers lives will be made a little easier, Ms. Murray is challenging Lee County to an Extreme Mailbox Contest. Participants must provide a before and after picture of the box, showing how they went from a crummy receptacle (or just average) to something that not only complies with postal regulations, but delivers notes of creativity, style or even artistry."

Ms. Murray is quoted as saying even if your mailbox isn't a beautiful work of art, her main concern is keeping the boxes up to regulation for her 600 mail carriers.

Winners will be on display in local post offices and receive two sheets of stamps featuring their box.

To read the entire article and see some other examples of "Extreme Mailboxes", click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM