Town of Cheraw Hosts "Downtown Cheraw Post Office Appreciation Day"

For almost 80 years, 248 Market Street has been the address for Cheraw's downtown post office, and to celebrate this milestone event, the Town of Cheraw is throwing a party to express appreciation to the downtown icon's years of service to the community.

Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram is spearheading the "Downtown Cheraw Post Office Appreciation Day" September 25 with the Town hosting a Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event beginning at 5:00 pm. The two-hour celebration will be held in front of the downtown post office and will include light refreshments and musical entertainment.

"We love our downtown post office and what it means to Cheraw," Ingram said. "Even though the US Postal Service is looking at making changes within its system, this is a great opportunity for the Town to recognize our postal workers, both current and retired. This will be a community-wide event where Cheraw can visually show its support for the role this institution has played in our town's rich history."

Built in 1933 as part of the massive New Deal-era Federal building initiative, the Cheraw Post Office was constructed using a combination of the Colonial Revival and Neo-Classical styles, typical for post offices dating to the 1930s. The building's interior features many architectural features including an open oak foyer, archways, dentil molding, keystones, and original ceramic tile.

"We want a huge turnout for this event, and I would encourage our residents to attend," Ingram continued. "The citizens of Cheraw do care about our downtown post office, and this will be the perfect opportunity to thank our postal workers for the vital role they play in our community."