Polar Express Post returns to Boorowa Police Station

Constable Tiegan Whitney will be helping Belinda Hewitt with Santa's special postbox.
Constable Tiegan Whitney will be helping Belinda Hewitt with Santa's special postbox.

COVID-19 may have impacted on our ability to travel over the past two years, but one person it hasn't affected is Santa Claus.

While he enjoys all the milk and cookies he gets on his annual trip around the globe, what's even better is the millions of letters he receives from children each year.

For the fifth year in a row, the children of Boorowa will have a direct line to the man in the North Pole, with his annual post box popping up at the Boorowa Police Station.

Former Boorowa Police Officer, Belinda Hewitt, came up with the idea in 2017 after having to travel to Young to post her children's letters to Santa.

With the help of her colleagues, and the Boorowa Men's Den, she has helped pass the most important letters onto jolly old Saint Nick.

Boorowa Men's Den member Alan Mellor took the letter box on as a "personal project" and created it using local pine.

This year Ms Hewitt will have an extra helper in Boorowa's new police officer Constable Tiegan Whitney.

With the world now opening up, Ms Hewitt said it was important letters got to Santa so he had an idea of what everyone wanted.

For the parents, sending letters to Santa through the letterbox is easy - simply get the kids to write their letters and wishlists to Santa, pop it in an envelope and take it down to the station.

Ms Hewitt said Santa had again asked her to remind letter writers to have their names and addresses clearly marked on their envelope so that his reply and gift reached them in time for Christmas.

Santa's letterbox will be sitting outside the station from December 1 and will remain there until Saturday, December 18.


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