The U. S. Postal Service will open a “Village Post Office” on the grounds of The Rock Ranch on Saturday, March 23. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the produce market on The Rock Ranch to mark the occasion.
The Postal Service launched the Village Post Office (VPO) concept in July 2011 as a way to expand access to postal products and services in communities that do not have a post office or where the current post office hours may have been reduced. VPOs are located within existing businesses and are operated by the management of those locations. VPOs can offer a range of services including Forever Stamps, Pre-paid Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes, mail collection boxes and post office boxes.
The VPO will operate Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the Rock Ranch’s annual season, March - November. The grand opening of the VPO is being held in conjunction with the opening of The Rock Ranch’s 2013 season with The Rock Ranch’s free Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt.
The Easter Eggstravaganza, will occur Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock Ranch. Age-specific egg hunts across the ranch will include age groups of toddlers under 2 years old, ages 2 and 3, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 12 and ages 13 and older. There is no charge for the Easter Egg Hunt, and participants should bring their own baskets. Egg hunts begin at 12:45 p.m., but make sure to come early to join in the holiday festivities.