Downtown Milford Honored by Kent County Tourism

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By Lee Nelson, Executive Director Downtown Milford Inc.

Kent County Tourism named Downtown Milford, Inc/Milford as “2011 Attraction of the Year.” Milford was well represented by Mayor and Mrs. Rogers, City Manager David Baird and members of the DMI Board, including President Irv Ambrose and Deputy President SaraKate Hammer at the award lunch in Dover. The credit for our success goes to all our hard working volunteers who made this a reality. Thank you very much.

Speaking of hard working volunteers, the next thing on their long list is filling 30 baskets on the lamp poles in downtown Milford with winter greens (pines, magnolias, cedar branches). We always need more volunteers, so, if you want to help, please meet Sunday, 20 November at 8:00 a.m. in front of Dolce’s. We should finish by noon. Chuck and George, Dolce’s generous owners, have very kindly offered free regular coffee which will be much needed at that time. Thank you.

Speaking of kindly people, Santa and Mrs. Claus make their first visit to Milford the weekend of 26 & 27 November. The First State Harmonettes will serenade them on 26 November from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in their NEW house on Walnut Street at the Riverwalk. Then they will be in residence every Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. until Friday, December 23… Santa and Mrs. Claus head North after 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 23 December. Be sure to bring your family and lots of friends for a “HO-HO-HO“ lot of fun.

While Santa’s here we will have our wonderful “Downtown Milford’s Holiday Stroll” on Friday, 2 December from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. In addition to all the popular local business specials, wagon rides, food and music, this year we will light our community Christmas tree and illuminate the Mispillion River with red and green lights. So, come on down and be merry…very, very merry.

The New Year features exciting new events – January is the start of our “Milford Magic Mondays”… all will be revealed later.