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Residents give Malvern Post Office a well-needed facelift

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Gregory Clacken applying a coat of paint on the Malvern Post Office last Friday. - Photo by George Henry

George Henry, Gleaner Writer

MALVERN, St Elizabeth:

THE MALVERN Post Office in St Elizabeth got a well-needed facelift last Friday from members of the community got together, painted and cleaned up the public facility in true community spirit.

From as early as 8:30 a.m., residents went out in a small group to give the post office what it had not received for more than five years. Peeling paint, discoloured walls and boards received attention, and at the end of the day all, including postmistress Jenifer Foster-Mills, were pleased.

Foster-Mills, who expressed delight at the effort, said the main plan is to fix the walkway.

"Whatever we can do on the inside, will be done, but the main focus is on the outside. We are planning to pave the walkway for us to enter the inside much safer, especially when it rains. The walkway is very slippery when it rains," said Foster-Mills.

She stressed that it is important that community members across Jamaica get together to give a helping hand to public facilities, especially those from which they are benefiting.

Gregory Clacken, a member of the community, said residents should help public facilities in whatever way possible.