Upcoming Event Benefits Three Local Non-Profits

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Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 1.18.13 PMBy Lisa Fitzgerald

On March 23, 2013, three local non-profit organizations will host the 2013 Milford German Spring Festival. This is a community event open to the public featuring live entertainment by the Philadelphia German Brass Band and Milford’s own German Band, the Happy Wanders Oompah Brass Band. They will provide seven hours of non-stop live music.

The event will take place at the Milford Senior Center, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is open to all ages. Doors will open at 2:30. Tickets are five dollars for general admission. They will be available for purchase at the Milford Senior Center starting on Feb. 19, 2013. They will also be available at the door. Children under 10 will be admitted free.

The Dover German American Club will provide German foods and desserts, and the Milford Senior Center will have beer and soft drinks available for purchase. The Milford Aquarium, Inc. will provide the musical entertainment.

Participants will be able to come at any time during that afternoon or evening and purchase authentic German food similar to what was offered at the German Festival held at the Milford Senior Center in August 2009. German and American beers will be offered in a cash bar, as well as soft drinks. Bratwurst, roll and mustard, sauerkraut, potato salad, and dessert will be offered a la carte with prices ranging from $1-$4.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the projects supported by the Dover German American Club, the Milford Senior Center, and the Milford Aquarium, Inc. The Dover German American Club honors those of German heritage with cultural events intended to keep German history and culture alive for future generations. They also support our troops with clothing, personal needs, holiday cards and cookies.

The Milford Senior Center offers a wide variety of programming for seniors in our local community, but is also a host to many other events.

The Milford Aquarium, Inc. is a recently formed non-profit which intends to bring a regional aquarium and educational center to Milford. Although still in the developmental stages, the aquarium project needs seed money to develop a business plan and architectural designs so that major corporate fundraising may begin.