On September 25 the Storm Lake Post Office is sponsoring the first annual SNOWBIRD SENDOFF.
The event is a opportunity for area "Snowbirds," winter Texans and anyone else planning on heading to a warmer climate for the winter months to get information, from forwarding mail to securing their homes while they're away. Acting Storm Lake Postmaster Todd Oxley is organizing the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Storm Lake Senior Citizens' Center. Area cold weather dodgers can gather together for coffee and doughnuts, sign up for home watch programs, and change their address with the Postal Service and local utilities.
Representatives from the post office, police, county sheriff, local newspapers and area pharmacies will be on hand to answer questions.
The format will be informal, come and go. Each half hour there will be a brief presentation about mail forwarding and home security. Hopefully this will be a one-stop-shop for the snow-shoveling intolerant.
The daily noon meal will be provided by the Senior Citizens' Center. Reservations for the meal are required and can be made by calling Annette Bruns at 732-2828 or Veronica Dean at 732-3108. Reservations for the meal should be made prior to 9 a.m. on the 25th. The Center is a nonprofit organization serving lunch to area seniors weekdays.