10-Year Anniversary Celebration set for Oak Ridge PO

More than $700,000 raised for scholarships at nearby academy

March 10, 2011 

Celebrate stamp

Oak Ridge, NC – It’s been 10 years since Oak Ridge Post Office moved from the Military Academy to its current facility next door to Town Hall. The building of that facility began the collection of hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships to Academy students. Now it’s time to “Celebrate!”

Oak Ridge Postmaster Polly Duncan announces the Post Office will be the site for the dedication of one of the newest commemorative postage stamps, “Neon Celebrate!” It is the highlight of the Customer Appreciation Day being held on Wednesday, March 30, from 8 am – 4:30 pm in its lobby at 8323 Linville Road in Oak Ridge. The stamp and building dedication will be held at 10 am, and will feature town officials, members of Oak Ridge Society, and postal officials, among other dignitaries.

When the Post Office was built by the Oak Ridge Society, a group of former board members of the Oak Ridge Military Academy, and opened in 2001, it was determined that the rent paid by the Post Office would be used to create an endowment for scholarships for students attending the Academy. Since the opening, the endowment has collected more than $700,000, and each year the Society selects a group of students to receive scholarship money to help them attend school.

For Celebrate! Day, the Post Office will have refreshments, hourly prize drawings, and postal representatives providing valuable information to business and residential customers throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Oak Ridge Post Office at 336-644-7945.

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