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Shining stars

Office honored for post-flood perseverance

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Greenwell Springs, LA, Postmaster Tannor Dupard Jr. receives the framed “Recovery Star” from fellow Postmaster Bryant Townsend of Angola, LA.

A Louisiana Post Office and its leader were recently honored for displaying resilience following a major disaster last year.

In August 2016, prolonged rainfall in parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and many businesses. Several area Post Offices, including one in Greenwell Springs, were forced to temporarily adjust their operations.

Postmaster Tannor Dupard Jr. helped lead the recovery, prompting fellow Postmaster Bryant Townsend of Angola, LA, to salute him and his employees.

Townsend repurposed a star from a flag at the Greenwell Springs Post Office and framed it with a written tribute to its employees, customers and flood victims. He dubbed it “Recovery Star.”

According to the text, the star and its “faded color represents the dedication that the residents of Greenwell Springs gave to rebuild their lives after the Flood of 2016.”

Townsend chose a special occasion to present the tribute to Dupard.

“I wanted to present my colleague and friend with a birthday gift for being a special individual and an inspiration to me both personally and professionally,” Townsend said.

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