Northwood Elementary students learn about city locations (VIDEO)

John Blair

Crestview Postmaster John Blair greets Northwood Elementary School students during a field trip. Students visited the post office, Bob Sikes Library and the First National Bank of Crestview on Friday.

MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 06:30 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Seven second-grade classes from Northwood Elementary School received a behind-the-scenes look at locations vital to the Hub City.

Each class saw how the Crestview Public Library, the First National Bank of Crestview, and the city post office operate.

Ashley Hewett's second-grade class started the morning at the Crestview post office, which connected with an earlier assignment. Prior to the field trip, students were assigned to write letters to someone they know. Friday was their chance to send the letters.

Paiton Capps was eager to get the tour started. The second-grader said her mother has always sent off mail — now it was her turn.

"I can't wait to mail these off," Capps said with excitement.

Clerk David Strawser showed students the post office’s inner workings, allowing them a look at where letters go and how much work it takes to get the mail out.

"This is one of the highlights of my job," Stawser said about the tour.  "It's important for the students to know how many people it takes to keep this place running."

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