Powellsville greets ‘The Cat’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 10, 2004

POWELLSVILLE – Bright and early Saturday morning, with the tulip trees and buttercups just beginning to bloom, several Powellsville residents came out celebrate &uot;The Cat in the Hat&uot;, a new stamp issued March 3 commemorating the 100th birthday of Theodor &uot;Dr. Seuss&uot; Geisel, the world’s most celebrated children’s author.

All area post offices plan to celebrate the new stamp by having customer appreciation days prior to March 14.

Powellsville Postmaster Judy Jones used her day off on Saturday to say &uot;thanks&uot; to her customers and celebrate the new Dr. Seuss stamp. Jones provided a special &uot;Cat in the Hat&uot; cake, refreshments, coloring books, and prizes for postal patrons and their children.

The Cat in the Hat even made a live appearance to read to the children and award prizes. Among the prizes was &uot;50 state states&uot;, a Postal Service coloring book released at Christmas to accompany the state quarters being issued by the U.S. Mint.

Jones said the Dr. Seuss stamp and the 50 states stamp are destined to be collector’s items.

The modest Cat in the Hat, who refused to be named, bade farewell to the young boys and girls who came to the customer appreciation party saying, &uot;Happy Cat Day!&uot;