On May 21, thirty volunteers appeared with their garden gloves to assist in the annual Milford in Bloom planting throughout downtown and the River Walk. This year, thanks to the generous support of the Milford Rotary, the Milford Lion’s Club and contributions from individual businesses and donors, the program has expanded. The Bicentennial Bridge now has six large hayracks in addition to lamppost hayracks along the bridge. Before the planting day, Milford Parks & Rec and other volunteers spent hours preparing the hayracks and sorting the copious amount of plants.
“Bloom programs enhance community involvement, increase property values and stimulate tourism,” said Milford in Bloom organizer Milly Pedersen. “This Sunday, our community came out in force to support our program and to beautify our city.”
Donations can still be made to Milford in Bloom by going online to the DMI web site or by contacting Milly Pedersen. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be needed to help with watering on the weekends. If interested in helping, individuals should contact Dave Pickerel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-388-0246 or the Downtown Milford Inc. office at downtownmilford.org or 302-839-1180.