Students' Art Turned Into Stamps
The idea came from Spring Grove Postmaster Patty McManimon-Moe who is quoted in the piece by Marlene Deschler as saying, "I receive an Internet newsletter through the post office and in one edition a postage stamp design contest in Cavour, S.D., was featured. I called that postmaster and talked with her about how they ran the contest and other details."
After the painting classes were complete, a committee voted on the paintings they felt would best be represented on a stamp.
Patty donated a framed set of customized stamps to each of the winners for them to have as a keepsake. The stamps are also for sale for $8.80 for a sheet of 20. The stamps actually cost more but the town is paying the difference so that postal customers may purchase them for the same amount as a normal stamp.
Shown above, The Picasso stamp winners hold their framed stamps. In the center is Postmaster Patty McManimon-Moe.
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