CORNISH, New Hampshire — The post office in Cornish, New Hampshire, is offering a special postmark as the town celebrates its 250th anniversary next weekend.
The postmark says "Cornish, NH 03745. 250 years. June 22, 2013. 1763-2013. Cornish Flat Station."
Post Master Marisa Florence tells the Eagle-Times (http://bit.ly/11xKeK1) it has an image of the Windsor/Cornish covered bridge with trees in the center.
"It's exciting for such a small town, people are bonding together, trying to make it quite an event," Florence said. "I've been with the postal service for 27 years, this is the first type of this I've seen. To see the hub-bub, it's kind of nice to be a part of it."
The post office will be open longer on Saturday, June 22, the town's designated 250th anniversary celebration weekend, for people to get the postmark on their mail. They'll still have 30 days after that to receive one.
The 250th anniversary celebration started earlier this year with a winter carnival. The town is putting together a book on its history covering the past 50 years.
A lecture, "The New England Town," is being given by Jere Daniel at the Cornish Trinity Church on June 21.
Information from: Eagle Times, http://www.eagletimes.com