Children in Starkville can now send letters to Santa Claus thanks to the Starkville Rotary Club and the IDEA Shop.
Located downtown outside of the IDEA Shop at 114 East Main Street, a mailbox to the North Pole has been built by the shop thanks to the generous funding of the Starkville Rotary Club.
Jeff Read, president of the Starkville Rotary Club said, “Starkville Rotary Club is excited to offer letters to the North Pole for children in the Starkville community and their families. We hope this new tradition offers s memorable experience to all who submit letters.”
The concept originated at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership as an idea to get more foot traffic downtown during the holiday season and encourage those parents with children submitting letters to shop local this small business season.
When searching for mailboxes, there was no better place to have one constructed than the community’s very own IDEA Shop.
Steven Bailey, shop manager of the IDEA Shop said, “We are immensely privileged to be able to serve the community in a variety of ways. Working with the Rotary Club and the Partnership is a great example of how we can use our workspace and talent to support Starkville. Plus, who wouldn’t want to fulfill Santa’s wishes just before the Holiday Season?”
No postage is necessary for letters in the mailbox, but return addresses are encouraged.
The Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Starkville Main Street Association.