Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram has declared Sept. 25, 2012, as “Downtown Cheraw Post Office Appreciation Day.”
To celebrate the architectural features of the building at 248 Market Street, and the service its employees have given the community for nearly 80 years, the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce will host the Business After Hours Event for this month on Sept. 25, on the front steps of the post office.
Ingram is spearheading the event, which begins at 5 p.m. The evening will offer light refreshments along with musical entertainment. “We want a huge turnout for this,” he said. “I would encourage our residents to attend.”
“We love our downtown post office and what it means to Cheraw,” Ingram said. “This will be the perfect opportunity to thank our postal workers for the vital role they play in our community.”
The building was constructed in 1933. It is accented with both Colonial Revival and Neo-Classical features. Architectural details include dentil molding, archways with keystones, an open oak foyer, original ceramic tile flooring, and ornamental iron.
The event will take place about the same time U.S. Postal Service officials will make a final decision on the fate of operations at 248 Market Street. Postal officials have proposed moving all of Cheraw’s mail services to the annex building off Highway 9, next to FATZ restaurant.
“This will be a community-wide event where Cheraw can visually show its support for the role this institution has played in our town’s rich history,” said Ingram.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at email@example.com.