The Middlebury Post Office is offering a special pictorial postmark to celebrate the grand opening of the Cross Street Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 30.
On Oct. 30, Post Office staff will be set up onsite at the bridge from noon until 4 p.m. selling envelopes and/or postcards.
Postal workers will stamp letters and postcards with a unique postmark documenting the occasion. Specially authorized by the U.S. Postal Service, the special postmark is a way to take home an inexpensive souvenir of the event.
Customers can request the special postmark free-of-charge by mail for 30 days after the event by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope containing the letter or envelope they wish to be canceled to: Postmaster, 10 Main St., Middlebury, Vt. 05753-9998.
"We will be happy to cancel and mail back any letters that our customers mail in," said Postmaster Alan Caton. "Customers may also bring in their own envelopes to obtain a postmark that they can take home as a keepsake."