When Daisy Mayor Inman 'Junior' Brown heard from Nancy Ross, communications specialist for the United States Post Office, that the USPS wanted to hold a forum to find out if having a post office in Daisy was feasible, Brown's heart sank. Brown's immediate thought was that the post office would close, and "our little community would lost its identity."
The small Evans County community is rich with history and tradition and much of that comes from the establishment of the post office.
But Ross told Brown that the USPS was only conducting a study to see if the historic post office should be closed or not.
The mayor was not going to wait for the results of a study, and soon, through the efforts of Brown, and his wife, Carol...yn, the word got out regarding the study, what options might occur after the study, a Facebook page was designed to get the word out, and local television stations and newspapers ran stories.
There was standing room only the day that Ross and other representatives of the USPS came to Daisy to talk to the community. Though Ross presented a program that gave options for postal service in Daisy and said that the office might not have to close, even the USPS veteran could promise that it wouldn't.
"We don't know what is going to happen or when."
Senator Jack Hill was there, as were Savannah television stations. People from Pembroke, Glennville, Daisy, Claxton, Bellville, Hagan and even Statesboro showed up.
With that in mind, Brown and his wife set forth the next steps of writing congressmen, writing USPS, and sending a petition most recently with 90 signatures.
To sign petition or help in the fight to keep the Daisy post office alive, go to http://www.facebook.com/DaisyGeorgia1890 or http://daisygeorgia.blogspot.com/. Information can be obtained also by calling Mayor Brown at (912) 739-2125.
Let's keep this post office open.