Warren County Bicentennial Postal Cancellation
In conjunction with the Special Meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors on June 13, 2013, the Bicentennial Citizens Advisory Committee has announced that a Commemorative Postal Cancellation by the Lake George Post Office will take place. In recognition of Warren County’s 200th Anniversary, Postmaster Jodi Finnegan will oversee this US Postal Service event as a community service to help commemorate this special event.
The cancellation will take place on the Court House grounds (in a special tented station) with the first cancel taking place at 11 a.m., immediately following the Board Meeting. Postmaster Finnegan will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 pm to hand cancel any postmarked pieces. The stamp includes the Warren County Bicentennial Logo, designed by Rachael DelSignore of the Glens Falls High School Class of 2011, and the identification of the temporary station name, Warren County Bicentennial Station, Lake George, NY 12845. The public may obtain the postmark at the temporary Post Office on June 13th, as well as at the Lake George Post Office, 180 Canada Street, Lake George NY 12845 for up to 30 days following the event. The Post Office may cancel any item as long as Postage is affixed. Postcards may have the 33 cent postage; all other items must have First Class Postage.
As part of the celebration, the Bicentennial Citizens Advisory Committee is releasing a commemorative postcard which features the photography of noted area photographer Richard Dean’s 50-year career. Dean passed away in 2008.
The post card inscription reads: “Warren County New York 1813-2013. Warren County has long been recognized by residents and visitors alike for its exceptional natural beauty. The county’s beautiful blue lakes, majestic Adirondack Mountains, its rivers, streams and falls have all been captured by noted area photographer Richard Dean during a 50+ year career that spanned 1949-2005. Happy 200th to beautiful Warren County!”
The Bicentennial Post card will be available for purchase at the cancellation event and is available at local museums and historical societies, as well as at the Warren County Clerk’s Office.
Attention Media: Please call ahead if you plan to attend, 518-761-6535.