Friday, September 21, 2007

Major league postage

The USPS News Link reports Postmaster Sue Gerber of Camp Lake, WI, won the Lakeland Postal District’s Grand Slam Employee Design-a-Stamp contest, where employees create baseball-themed postage.

Gerber and the next two vote-getters each won a sheet of stamps of their designs and a trip onto the field of Brewers’ Miller Park before the start of a recent home game.

Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ned Yost [shown above] unveiled Gerber’s stamp — an elegant pencil drawing — before a crowd of 43,751 fans. The stamp unveiling highlighted several activities celebrating the Lakeland District’s Employee Appreciation Day at Miller Park.

The Milwaukee Postmaster threw out the game’s first pitch. A rural carrier drove onto the field to deliver the game ball. A retail associate designed a special postmark, available for purchase at the game, to commemorate the event.

Click here to view the top 10 stamp designs and the special postmark.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM