The identity crisis is over in Windsor Heights. Mayor Jerry Sullivan says the town of about 5,000 has fought especially hard over the past decade to get its own zip code. It's shared three zip codes in the past from West Des Moines, Des Moines and Urbandale. Residents say the multiple zip codes were confusing and resulted in lost or misdirected mail over the years. However, a postal carrier we met in a Windsor Heights neighborhood disputed all that.
The mayor and city council appealed to Des Moines area Congressman Leonard Boswell for help. After the U.S. Postal Service refused to grant the request, Boswell found help in Congress. So starting today, Windsor Heights' 50324 becomes the most celebrated zip code since the long-side burned days of Brandon and Dillon on 90210 (you know there's a clip coming here, don't you?)
Tuesday night, Windsor Heights celebrated the new zip code with an after-hours party in the newly-renovated Colby Park.
Here's my tv story on the night.
And, yes, of course, for your viewing pleasure...bring on Hollywood! The original show open. Notice how long it is (insert her own Michael Scott joke here)