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Hot rod mailbox wins prize

September 12, 2004|by KATE COLEMAN

katec@herald-mail.com

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.

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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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