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story.lead_photo.caption MARK HUMPHREY ENTERPRISE-LEADER Postal patron Dan Daniel, of the Farmington area, selects a cupcake during "Customer Appreciation Day," held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Farmington Post Office in recognition of more than $2,500 in local sales of pink stamps, a portion of which is devoted to fund breast cancer research.

FARMINGTON -- Farmington Post Office employees hosted a reception for local postal patrons to celebrate the sale of pink stamps, a portion of which is devoted to fund breast cancer research.

"Customer Appreciation Day," was held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Farmington Post Office in recognition of more than $2,500 in sales of pink stamps.

Postmaster Carla Biggerstaff said 15 cents from every stamp goes to federal research.

"It's been very well received," Biggerstaff said of the "Customer Appreciation Day."

"It's our way of saying 'thank you.' This month (October) is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We sell a breast cancer stamp. As of today, we have sold over $2,500 of breast cancer stamps."

Dan Daniel, who resides in the Farmington area, has done business with the local post office for more than 30 years. He came in to check his mail and selected a cupcake. Other patrons ate cupcakes, drank punch and entered drawings for items being given away.

A flier promoting the event read, "Thank you for your continued business with the U.S.P.S. You have helped the Arkansas District raised over $60,000 for breast cancer research. THANK YOU!!!"

Posters were printed at least a week in advance and Biggerstaff said that number has increased to $70,000 by Oct. 30.

"Just our office alone has raised almost $600 to go to breast cancer research," Biggerstaff said.

Postal clerk Robin Shephard worked the counter, which featured a full-length banner proclaiming, "Fund the Fight, Find a Cure." Customers were greeted by a brightly-decorated Farmington Post Office interior decorated with pink balls and pink balloons outside.

"Most people are pretty accepting of it, and when you try to sell the stamps to go along with the pink; they are willing to help you out," Shephard said. "On Friday and Saturday we sold a lot of stamps. You explain it to them and they want to participate."

Biggerstaff took over as Farmington Postmaster on April 1. She said Farmington Post Office serves more than 4,000 customers between P.O. boxes and rural delivery.

"We like to give back a little bit," Biggerstaff said. "People appreciate fast, friendly service. It's fun for me being out here (in the lobby) because a lot of the time I'm back in my office."

General News on 11/07/2018

Print Headline: Local Post Office Celebrates Stamp Sales

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