USPS holding special stamp event in Columbus on Friday

The U.S. Postal Service will be in Columbus Friday to celebrate ice-cream sodas and fountain drinks.

Mary Dando, spokesperson for the postal service, says that the agency will celebrate five of those confections during an event at a downtown establishment that has been serving them since 1900. She says that Columbus Postmaster Terri Muir will dedicate the Soda Fountain Favorites Forever Stamp at Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, at 329 Washington Street, during a 1 p.m. event.

Dando says that Muir will be Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, Zaharakos owner Tony Moravec, one of shop’s original owners, Jim Zaharako, as well as other postal officials.

At the special dedication, Dando says that Zaharako’s will be serving all five of the treats illustrated on the Soda Fountain Favorites Stamps. They are: a double-scoop ice cream cone, an egg cream, a banana split, a root beer float and a hot fudge sundae.

Dando notes that the Soda Fountain Favorites Stamps went on Thursday and can be purchased at local Post Offices, as well as online at She adds that stamps, postal products and First-Day-of-Issue commemorative envelopes will be available during Friday’s special dedication.