Monrovia celebrates Zip Code Day on Saturday
Monrovians will get a chance to celebrate the only day this century when the date matches their hometown on Saturday. ZIP Code Day is this Saturday, and Monrovia’s Chamber of Commerce will sponsor celebrations starting at 11 a.m. at Library Park. A community photo will be taken by prolific drone photographer Shane Nichols at 1:30 p.m., in front of the fountain in Library Park.
“ZIP Code Day” is celebrated because the date on the calendar (Sep. 10, 2016 or “9/10/16”) matches Monrovia’s ZIP code (91016). Although Monrovia is the only place in the U.S. that celebrates its ZIP Code Day on Saturday, the holiday isn’t unheard of. Claremont celebrated its zip code in 2011, and towns across the country do it, especially in places where where one zip code serves multiple communities.
The celebration will start at 11 a.m., with a kick-off by Mayor Tom Adams. Games and booths will keep kids entertained, while hot dogs are provided by Athens Services.
ZIP Code Day will also feature the conclusion to the Monrovia Public Library’s postcard contest. Judges will choose the winners and announce them on Saturday. All postcards will be mailed to each participant with a commemorative stamp. The stamp can also be purchased from the Monrovia Postmaster within thirty days of ZIP Code Day.
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