Congressman Peter DeFazio Delivers UPS to Soft Star Shoes
We received a pleasant surprise at our workshop yesterday afternoon when our daily UPS delivery arrived. Instead of seeing Kevin, our usual delivery guy, our packages were dropped off by none other than Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio!
Congressman DeFazio spent the day accompanying a UPS manager on a route to deliver goods to local businesses. And to show his spirit, he was dressed head to toe in the signature brown UPS uniform.
From left to right: UPS manager James Hagle, Soft Star Co-Owner Larkin Holavarri, Congressman Peter DeFazio and Soft Star Co-Owner Tricia Salcido.
Congressman DeFazio stuck around long enough for us to give him a tour of our workshop, where he saw firsthand how our shoes are handcrafted. We also gave him a complimentary Soft Star hooded sweatshirt, and he promised to try to send us a photo of himself wearing it in front of the capitol building (not sure if he meant the Salem capitol or the D.C. capitol, but we'll be thrilled either way).
Soft Star Co-Owner and C.Elf.O. Larkin giving Congressman DeFazio a tour of our workshop.
For a local business bustling to stay on top of a busy holiday season, that made our day!
Our best translation: "Larkin and all the good folks at Soft Star: I enjoyed our brief opportunity to visit and view the production facility. Thanks for the logo sweatshirt—nice and toasty on a dark, chilly day! Keep up the good work! Peter Defazio"