Archive for Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day party at post office

Thursday is the last day to file taxes and as usual, the string band will be playing at the post office. The post office will be closing Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

April 15, 2010


The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band and other musicians will again greet last-minute tax filers today at the downtown Lawrence post office as part of the annual Tax Day party.

Steve Mason, a fiddler for the band, said musicians will start playing at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the post office, 645 Vt., which closes its business office at 5:30 p.m.

Musicians start playing the “gauntlet” or the Lone Ranger theme from the William Tell Overture at 5:25 p.m. for those really pushing their luck.

People typically stay in the lobby and dance and sing while the band plays until 8 p.m. In 2008 the downtown post office stopped closing at midnight because more people started filing their income taxes online. The party has continued, but it just starts earlier, Mason said.

“People get a kick out of it because its clever,” he said. “It’s out of the ordinary.”


christie 7 years, 10 months ago

Just for grins I ran my taxes on this years income based on the past 3 tax years and their tax rules. For 2007 I would have paid around $2100 ( fed and state ). For 2008 I would have paid about $1900 ( fed and state ).

This year I only paid about $656 ( fed and state ).

Thank god for tax breaks for the middle class.

Kathy Gates 7 years, 10 months ago

What tax breaks for the middle class? Two-income married household gets nada unless you have the money to do everything "they" expect you to do.

1029 7 years, 10 months ago

Tax Day? Already? I ain't even got my W2 in the mail yet.

Richard Payton 7 years, 10 months ago

Tea Bagger party tonight at T-Bones stadium. Gates open at 3 P.M. and first speaker appears at 6 P.M. Over 70 vendors with something for everyone. Free event but will ask for donations that will go to the DAV (Disabled American Vets).

JaneQ 7 years, 10 months ago

Lovin' Alfred Packer! I'm SO there. I hope they sing a science song.... a science LOVE song...

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