Post office is Great Cacapon
I appreciate the Morgan County Commissioners’ support of the customers of Great Cacapon’s post office at the public meeting on Thursday evening, November 1.
They all arrived dressed professionally and with the necessary equipment and resources to conduct a public meeting. They were understanding, polite and, above all, helpful to all of us in the Cacapon district.
This was in contrast to the postal employees at an October 24 meeting who arrived in Capri’s while chomping gum, took notes on sticky pads and read to us from printed forms about why the post office was being cut to fewer hours.
I moved to Great Cacapon in the 1980s. At that time, we had a school where kindergarten children didn’t have to get up at 5 a.m. and ride a bus for an hour to get to school. We had Christmas and Halloween parties at the school. In the evening, we had aerobics and meetings for adults. We had a gas station, two stores and a strong sense of community and support for residents. When we lost that school, our town gradually started to fall apart.
The only thing we have left is one store and the post office. If we are gradually phased out of a post office, we will totally lose our community. The post office isn’t just a vital part of our community, it is the community and we don’t want to lose it.