Post Office Partys Like It’s 9-20-08

by The Editors on September 20, 2008


Our favorite Carlsbadistan letter carrier Conrad Beck organized a a pretty big party at the Carlsbad Post Office today to celebrate that fact that today’s date (9-20-08) also happens to be our zip Code.

92008 AmWhile Mayor Bud Lewis did not make the festivities as promised, nearly 70 people along with the Carlsbad Lancer Cheerleaders, Miss Carlsbad Dana Ducommon, the Army & Navy Academy Atkinson Warrior Marching Band and some of Carlsbad’s most appreciated postal workers (and family) did.

Lorraine Ludowsky, Sheila Mata, Lola’s Connie Trejo, Michelle, Michael Januzzi (starting center for the CHS football team), Cathy Kardas, the Post Office’s most senior employee Mack Mata, the youngest carrier C.C. Vallejo, Mike Alston, and Sharra Kliebenstein helped Conrad count-down to the big event at 9:20:08 AM.

Then it was all silly string and music from the Army & Navy Academy Atkinson Warrior Marching Band, free cake, and for a dollar all the philatelists in the crowd could get a special commemorative postcard with a custom cancellation stamp.

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All eyes on the flag while Sharra Kliebenstein sung The National Anthem.

Ana Brass
The ANA Atkinson Warrior Marching Band making it all official.

Carlsbad High School football team starting center Michael Januzzi has obviously run this gauntlet before.

Mack Mata has been working at the Carlsbad post office since before Zip Codes existed.

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Back row: Miss Carlsbad Dana Ducommon, Lorraine Ludowsky, Sheila Mata, Lola’s Connie Trejo, Michelle, and Michael Januzzi. Front row: Cathy Kardas, Mack Mata, C.C. Vallejo, Mike Alston, and Sharra Kliebenstein.

Exactly what we were all there for. Celebrate 92008 and have some free cake.

Cake Cut
What to draw a crowd on Saturday morning? We suggest free cake.
Carlsbad City Council candidate (and Encina Power Station hater) Thomas K. Arnold out on the campaign trail with his family.

Zipday Card
The card and cancellation stamp you could have picked up if you’d been at the party.
Special thanks to our favorite Carslbadistan letter carrier, Conrad Beck for making this entire party happen.

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