HED:Elvis stamp ceremony planned

AUTHOR: STAFF

HED:Elvis stamp ceremony planned

The U.S. Postal Service will offer a special stamp cancellation and postmark in honor of Tupelo’s Elvis Presley Festival this weekend.

Tupelo Postmaster Sidney Poole said Thursday his employees will be offering the special cancellation at a booth on Front Street each day of the three-day festival that begins today.

The special postmark will read, “Elvis Presley Station” and, “Hometown Tribute to the King of Rock and Roll Aug. 6, 7 and 8.”

Special “Legends of Rock and Roll” stamps will be available for purchase as well as envelopes sporting a musical bar on the cover.

The special cancellation service will be available today from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.