The Milford Public Library is preparing for their annual Christmas Tree Extravaganza that will take place during the month of December. This year, the fundraiser will allow the library to make a monetary donation to two local family in need. The Christmas Tree Extravaganza has been a tradition at the Milford public Library since Director Kay Hudson started at the library 12 years ago.
Ms. Hudson invites local organizations to participate again this year by decorating a Christmas tree using the theme of their choice that will be displayed in the main room of the library. After the trees are up, the community will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite tree with a monetary donation of one dollar.
By decorating a tree, local organizations will help to support this year’s recipient which are two local women that are currently fighting cancer. The library wishes to keep their names anonymous because of the families’ request for privacy but encourages individuals to help these families during this tough time. Through donations last year, the Christmas Tree Extravaganza raised $1,000 for the family of a child that was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
“I think the library should be more than a place for books and information,” stated Ms. Hudson. “The library should be an outreach to the community. We receive a lot of satisfaction from our community and this is our way to give back.”
Participating organizations will be responsible for providing the tree, decorations and lights. The floor of the library will be marked with masking tape for the placement of the trees. The library asks that each organization create a sign with the name of the organization or business to identify the tree. Trees can be set up for display between now and Wednesday, December 5 and should be removed between January 3 and January 5.
To help celebrate the season with the Milford Public Library and reserve a space for a Christmas tree contact the Milford Public Library at 302-422-8996. Any questions or comments can be directed to Carolyn or Nancy. The Christmas Tree Extravaganza will be on display during the annual downtown Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 7.