Hot rod mailbox wins prize

September 12, 2004|by KATE COLEMAN

The odds were great.

Only two people took a chance at winning the $50 prize in The Herald-Mail's coolest mailbox contest this summer.

Our judges chose Brenda Keller's entry.

It's a mailbox that looks like a 1934 Chevrolet.

She found it at a car show in Pennsylvania about three years ago.

Keller and her husband, Terry, live in Hagerstown and are car enthusiasts.

Both have antique automobiles. Terry has a 1969 Z28 - a Chevy Camaro - with its original motor.

Brenda Keller has a 1953 Chevy panel truck that's still being restored.

"These are our toys," she said.


Bob and Bonnie Coladonato like lighthouses. They have pictures of lighthouses in their Greencastle, Pa., home, and a few years ago visited some lighthouses on a trip to New England.

"They're just interesting," Bob Coladonato said.

The couple had a previous lighthouse mailbox, but it was damaged when someone accidentally backed a car into it.

Bob Coladonato straightened it out, mounted it on a post and gave it a new home in his back yard.

Their new postbox, powered by a solar cell, lights up. Little kids point to it, Bob Coladonato said.

It's cool, too.

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