Camptown Post Office to Finally Go Up for Sale

WYALUSING TOWNSHIP -- Nearly three years after a Bradford County post office was destroyed, plans are in place to finally put up the old building for sale.

Back in 2013, people thought the Camptown post office was having the worst luck after not one, but two drivers hit the post office building. The second one destroyed it and forced it to shut down. But now, new life may be coming.

Shirley Whalen remembers the day vividly; she used to work there.

"And I went over and there was a truck right in the post office where I usually sit during the day," Whalen recalled.

Now nearly three years later to the day, the initial steps are in place for the old post office to go up for sale.

"It would mean that the lot would be cleaned up so it would have a better appearance for our community. Small communities are difficult to keep them going anyway. But it would certainly make our community look better," said Wyalusing Township supervisor Marvin Meteer.

There's already at least one potential buyer. Vanessa Billings-Seiler lives right next door.

"I would like to leave the parking lot for people to use. I would like to use the back portion and turn it into a community park for Camptown, put in a gazebo, some park benches, just something nice for the village of Camptown," said Billings-Seiler.

Since the crashes, postal customers have needed to either use rural delivery for mail or travel about four miles to one of the other nearby post offices. There is no word yet on when the old building will formally go up for sale.