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Kicking off Brant’s 175th anniversary celebrations

A Historical Day In Brant Pictured are town of Brant Supervisor Lenny Pero and Councilman Chad Kaczmarek, standing in front of Brant’s 175th anniversary sign, on the town’s official date of incorporation, March 25. Photo submitted by Brant Historian Patty Friend.
BRANT — Brant’s 175th anniversary pictorial postmark event, sponsored by the Brant-Farnham Historical Society, was held at the Brant Post Office on March 25.

More than 70 people attended this celebration of the town’s incorporation, throughout the afternoon.

The event consisted of a free raffle for a “made in the USA” blanket, free donuts, the availability of historical postmark items from the 1989 celebration and the 175th anniversary postmark. Sarah Cox was the winner of the blanket raffle.

Brant’s Postmaster-in-Charge David Tempestoso and Postmaster Relief Tony Cerabone stamped away with the official town of Brant 175th anniversary pictoral postmark.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING — Pictured is Janice Ross, who was the first to receive the town of Brant’s 175th postmark. Photo submitted by Brant Historian Patty Friend.
The 175th anniversary postmark is displayed on the top left of page 59 of the March 20 postal bulletin; it can be viewed at about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2014/pb22385/pdf/pb22385.pdf. This bulletin is available for national viewing.

On March 25, the day of the postmark event, the Brant Post Office had already received more than 12 requests for the 175th anniversary cancellation. Requests came from across the United States – as far as California and as close as Buffalo and Albany.

A register book was available for attendees to sign.
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