contributed….Mauston, WI — On Monday, February 18, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday honoring the first President of the United States George Washington. The holiday is commonly referred to as Presidents Day. The Mauston Post Office will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service on this day.  However, customers are encouraged to still drop their mail in blue street collection boxes, so they can be processed early the next day. “We want to advise anyone with stamped or metered mail ready for delivery to drop this mail into a blue collection box as soon as possible,” said Mauston Postmaster Scott Hughart.  “This also applies to business customers that are open during the holiday.”  And for customers depositing mail on Tuesday, February 19, Hughart advises they drop their mail no later than 3:00 p.m. in order to get it processed sooner. “On your way to work or school is the best time to drop the mail at the Post Office or blue collection box,” adds Hughart. “The earlier in the day we receive the mail, the sooner we can send it on its way to its destination.”  Post Offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, with full mail delivery and retail service.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.