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New stamps revive fond memories

Postal Service employees and customers are taking a step back in time, thanks to the new Soda Fountain Favorites stamps.

The stamps, which were released June 30, showcase classic sweet treats like root beer floats, banana splits and hot fudge sundaes.

A special dedication in Occidental, CA, this week featured a display of classic cars, customers dressed in 1950s-style clothing and opportunities for children to have their pictures taken with Clo, a cow character from a nearby dairy.

“These are excellent events for small offices,” said Postmaster Anita Rackerby. “It really gets the community involved with their local Post Office and is our time to show what a great organization we are.”

A similar event was held at an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Columbus, IN, where the first person in line to buy the stamps was retired Butlersville, IN, Postmaster Anita Biehle.

“I just love [the stamps], and coming here today gives me a chance to reconnect with my postal family,” she said.

The stamps were dedicated at a soda shop in Nashville, TN, and are available at Post Offices and

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