For the first and only time this century, Middleburg’s ZIP Code 20118 will match the date on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

The occasion is known in U.S. Postal Service circles as “Date Meets ZIP” and offers residents an opportunity to get a card or letter stamped with matching numbers.

The Middleburg Post Office, located at 113 W Washington Street, will offer a special postmark to commemorate the event. Residents and businesses are invited to bring their own postcards, letters or purchase items from the Middleburg Post Office and have it stamped with the commemorative postmark to mark the occasion. The postmark will be available for 30 days after the event.

“We are honored to serve Middleburg and be a proud member of this community,” said Middleburg Postmaster Ken Quinn. “We welcome customers to stop by Thursday and join us in celebrating this unique event in our town.”

The Middleburg Post Office will served light refreshments on Thursday, Feb. 1, during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to noon.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.