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Certificate of Appreciation presented at Creedmoor Lions Club meeting

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At a regular meeting of the Creedmoor Lions Club, president Mark Grindstaff presented Creedmoor postmaster Mark Griffin a Certificate of Appreciation for being the guest speaker for the month of October.

Mark discussed the history of the United States Postal Service from 1775 to present beginning with the first Continental Congress using the Pony Express, horse and buggy, stagecoaches, railroad trains, boats, sled dogs and airplanes.

Mark moved to Granville County in 1968 with his family and graduated from South Granville High School in 1979. Following high school Mark attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he received a degree in business administration.

Mark began his career with United States Postal Service in 1984 as a part-time clerk/carrier in Roxboro. In 1990 he moved into management where he served as an instructor. In 1997 he was selected to serve as postmaster for the town of Butner for six years and in 2003 as postmaster for the city Roxboro for nine years before being selected as postmaster for Creedmoor in 2013.

Mark is married to Michelle Griffin who is the postmaster of Oxford. They have five children.

Mark’s hobbies include stamp collecting and working on his family farm located in Stem.