Thursday, July 31, 2008

Postmaster takes oath of office at Little League game

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and…the Postal Service?

Maybe the old jingle didn’t go exactly like that, but when Elk Mound, WI, Postmaster Deb Christopherson looked for a way to make her installation ceremony a fun community event she took her inspiration from the national pastime.

So on a sweet Wisconsin summer evening, Christopherson officially took her oath of office at the community park. Then everyone turned their attention to the baseball field (surrounded by corn, of course) for an unveiling of the Take Me Out to the Ballgame commemorative stamp. This was followed by a Little League game between the local Elk Mound 9-and-under team and the Eau Claire Americans.

The kids played, the crowd cheered and sang, and everyone stuffed themselves with fresh-grilled hot dogs and other goodies. “The people of Elk Mound are so proud of their community,” Christopherson said. “I’m just excited to be a part of this.”

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