For the past several years, Milford Public Library has invited local businesses and organizations, not only in Milford but the surrounding area as well, to participate in the annual Christmas Tree Extravaganza. This year, the theme for the popular event is “Peace, Joy and Community.”
“The Christmas tree symbolizes the unbridled excitement, revival and hope the season offers,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Director, said. “Community members will vote for their favorite tree(s) and make a monetary donation to benefit this year’s recipient, Milford Advocacy for the Homeless.”
According to Tabor, Milford Advocacy for the Homeless is a grassroots organization focused on advocating for those who are dealing with homelessness. Their mission is to partner with other organizations in order to collect their clients with services designed to not only end housing insecurity, but food insecurity as well.
“We ask each business or organization to provide their own tree, decorations, lights and extension cord,” Tabor said. “Be sure to identify your tree by providing the name and address of your business or organization. This year, library patrons, voters and participants will be able to see who has the most votes in real time. At the end of each day, votes will be tallied and included in a public display, so you can keep your eye on the competition!”
The library would like trees set up between Monday, November 20 and Thursday, November 30. The library will be closed November 23 and 24 in celebration of Thanksgiving. Trees must be removed after December 27.
“We will be open during the Holiday Stroll and will provide incentives for community members to drive participation,” Tabor said. “Last year, over 112,000 people walked through our doors so this is a great opportunity to showcase your creativity and community pride and it is all for a great cause! If you cannot decorate a tree, we ask that you consider providing a monetary donation to MAH. We can send a donation envelope or stop in and make your donation in person! We appreciate your willingness to share our community’s holiday spirit!
To reserve a space or get more information, call 302-422-8996 and ask for Tabor or Sarah Yatuzis.
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