Monday, August 31, 2009

Special Postal Service Event Highlights Ferris 125th

BIG RAPIDS - The Big Rapids branch of the United States Postal Service is holding a special and rare stamp cancelation event for Ferris State University and Big Rapids community members on the University’s Founders’ Day, Thursday, Sept. 3.

Community members are encouraged to bring stamped letters or postcards to have them sent off to friends or loved ones during an event set to take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Ferris’ Campus Quad. Whether its letters, cards or bills to be paid, stamped letters can be mailed with a historic and rare stamp to commemorate the founding of Ferris State University 125 years ago by Woodbridge N. Ferris and Helen Gillespie Ferris.

Individuals can have a maximum of 50 items stamped. Beyond the limit of 50, items may be canceled at a rate of five cents apiece (up to 1,000).

“Stamp cancelation events are important in a community,” said Postmaster Darrel J. Kordie, of the Big Rapids branch of the U.S. Postal Service, who is finishing the final preparations to make sure the stamp cancelation event is a success. “It’s always an honor when you can have a stamp cancelation like this for us and for the community.”
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