On August 16, 17, and 18, Canton, Minn., will kick off its 140th Canton Day Off Event. Among the highlights will be a Special Pictorial Postmark marking the event.
USPS Clerk Vickie Olson will emcee the pictorial cancelation ceremony. Canton American Legion Member Donald “Butch” Helgeson will speak on behalf of the Canton community.
Canton Postmaster Penne Steinhorst will be at the Town Hall on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. to postmark cards and letters affixed with proper postage. Envelopes, stamps and postcards will be available to purchase with cash or check only. “Pictorial Postmarks are offered by the Postal Service as a way to recognize significant events in communities throughout our nation,” Steinhorst said. “They make great, inexpensive souvenirs and are valued collectibles.”
The postmark event is part of three days of activities for all ages. For more information, go to: www.cantondayoff.com/schedule-of-events.
This special postmark is a must-have. Can’t make it to the park on August 17? The postmark is also available for 30 days after by mail. To request by mail, affix First-Class postage to an envelope or postcard of your choice, using any stamps that were issued before August 17. Place in a larger envelope (along with a large self-addressed stamped envelope for the return trip) and send to: Postmaster, P.O. Box 9998, Canton, Minn.55922-9998.
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