PEPPERELL — At the beginning of the month, the Pepperell Post Office held its first customer appreciation day.
A small reception in the office with refreshments saw patrons throughout the day, but it also kicked off Letters for Santa, one of its oldest events, which will be running throughout the holiday season.
“We wanted to show our appreciation for everyone in the community,” said Pepperell Officer-in-Charge John Martin. “Pepperell is really involved in utilizing our services.”
Martin thanked Pepperell on behalf of the employees of the Pepperell Post Office. In the post office lobby, customers are welcome to drop letters into Santa’s mailbox. Santa, himself, will respond on or around Christmastime.
Around the country charitable organizations, businesses and individuals help make the Letters for Santa program unique. According to the USPS website, the service began receiving letters more than 100 years ago and founded the program in 1912. It has been growing ever since.
The Pepperell deadline for drop off is Monday, Dec. 19, so Santa will have enough time to respond.
For more information, call the Pepperell Post Office at 978-433-5298 or drop in at 41 Lowell Road.
— Luke Steere