Supporting community

To the Valley News:

Seven years ago the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce contacted the Elizabethtown Postmaster about the possibility of having a Community Bulletin Board inside the foyer of the Elizabethtown Post Office.  Since many of our residents visit the Post Office almost every day, this seemed like a great place to announce Community Events. The Chamber Chairman at that time assured Postal officials that the Chamber would monitor the Bulletin Board. Permission was given and the Bulletin Board was created. It included a notice explaining the purpose of the Bulletin Board in  “Supporting Community” by helping promote area events. The Bulletin Board also had a notice that stated “No Legal or Political Notices” are allowed.

For several years the community has respected these rules and the Bulletin Board has become a focal point in finding out about area events. Unfortunately, in the past few years, some people have chosen to ignore the rules and posted personal letters, political announcements and legal documents on the Community Bulletin Board. This has created problems both for the Chamber of Commerce and the Post Office.

The Chamber is asking everyone to please respect the purpose of the Community Bulletin Board and not post political, legal or personal announcements. Keeping this board free of such notices allows for community events and service notices to be posted within the perimeters of the Post Office regulations and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce bylaws. 

Thank you for your understanding, as we all continue to enjoy the “Supporting Community” Bulletin Board.

Elizabethtown Lewis Chamber Of Commerce

Board of Directors

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