Hundreds flock to Ga. city for postmark


Like other U.S. locations called Bethlehem, the post office in the small Barrow County city of Bethlehem is offering a special postmark during the Christmas season.

Hundreds of people flock to the northeast Georgia city to mail their holiday cards and letters. The post office's processing staff increases from three to six people, each taking turns using the postmark machine that's nearly 100 years old to cancel letters.

The postmark shows a picture of trumpeting angels.

Postmaster Ada Czajkowski says in 2007, the crew at the post office postmarked more than 130,000 letters, cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The staff usually serves the shipping needs of the 1,054 people who live in Bethlehem.

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