about two years ago by Jim Taylor, RFD Radio Network
Even though Joy, Illinois is not a major shopping hub, the small western Illinois town—population 385, continues to be a popular destination for mail during December. Both U.S. and international patrons want their holiday cards and letters cancelled with a special Joy postmark.
Patti Maynard staffs the Joy Post Office. This year’s special postmark is designed by Mercer County Junior High 8th grader Preston Howard.