On Thursday, March 17 Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) hosted the 7th Annual Toasting the Town: St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl. A tradition for the Milford community, this year’s Pub Crawl featured local businesses and local restaurants and pubs as Downtown Milford Inc. continued their commitment to highlighting downtown Milford.
The event encouraged participants to walk through downtown Milford wearing official Pub Crawl shirts. The t-shirts had participating vendors names printed on the back of them as attendees received a check mark on the back of the shirt for each vendor they visited. In addition to the good weather, event organizer Mark Dissinger said that the good mood of those on the crawl made the event a success.
“One thing I enjoyed the most was seeing people stroll around town smiling and talking with each other,” said Dissinger. “The other thing I enjoyed is that…the merchants of Downtown Milford all came together to support one another for the common goal of supporting Downtown.”
[Not a valid template]The area that was encompassed in this year’s St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl was larger than in years past including new participating businesses like It’s About Time Clock Repair, Petite Sweets, Life Cycle and Milford Billiards. In addition to having a good time, Dissinger hopes that attendees got to experience the sense of place in downtown. “I hope that people really enjoyed themselves and had a chance to reconnect with their friends and neighbors and even make some new friends,” said Dissinger. “I hope that people saw all of the good that Downtown Milford has to offer.”
A new event for DMI, the Easter Flower Sale at the Causey Mansion will be held on April 14 and 15. On Saturday, April 29, DMI and Milford Parks & Recreation will hold their 14th Annual Bug & Bud Festival. The Bug & Bud Festival serves to honor the city in several different ways, highlighting Milford’s branding, ‘River town, Art town, Hometown’ by accenting the Mispillion River, showing off the many different local artists and attracting people to the downtown business district.
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