WARSAW — This year, the Postal Services’ revered Operation Santa program is being offered in Warsaw.
Postmaster Beth Jungels is very pleased there has been such a generous response and would like customers to know that the deadline for adopting letters has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 19.
In 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. This became known as Operation Santa.
If you would like to adopt a Letter to Santa from a child or family for the holidays, you can pick up the letters at the Warsaw Post Office, located at 365 W. Market St., and help make the season brighter for others.
“As of today there have been a total of 13 families and children’s letters adopted,” said Jungels. “Our goal is to help as many people as we can experience the magic of the holidays, so that’s why we have extended the deadline to Dec. 19, so everyone will have a chance to adopt a letter and grant a wish for a child or family in need. I am proud to represent the Postal Service in this once-a-year effort ot carry out the legacy started long ago.”
Customers may adopt letters between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Wednesday, Dec. 19.