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Post Office 51347 (Lake Park, Iowa)

Around 250 people showed up on October 22, 1966, in the Lake Park Town Hall for dedication ceremonies for the new post office building. The ceremony included a keynote address from U.S. Congressman Stanley Greigg, who explained how the new Lake Park Post Office was built under the U.S. Postal Service’s lease construction program, where facilities remain under private ownership, pay local taxes, and are leased to the government.

Greigg also commended the community of Lake Park, which had rebounded from a main street fire in 19623. The blaze destroyed the local bowling alley, cafe and only department store, but by the time of dedication the bowling alley and cafe were rebuilt and the department store moved across the street. The ceremony was concluded with an open house of the new postal building. Coffee and donuts were furnished by the Lake Park Chamber of Commerce.

Post Office 51351 (Milford, Iowa)

Milford’s new post office building was formally dedicated on March 31, 1968. The program included an organ prelude, greetings from the Mayor, an invocation from a local reverend, an address from Washington D.C.-based Stan Greigg, and a flag-raising ceremony presented by members of the Milford American Legion Post 384. Postal service was first provided to the Dickinson County community in 1870.