Wreath sale to benefit Santa House

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Santa arrives in downtown Milford last year, assisted by his Head Elf

Downtown Milford Inc (DMI) has partnered with Lynch Creek Farm, a company offering handcrafted and traditional wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items, to raise money for the Santa House. Santa will arrive in Milford on Saturday, November 25 around 11 AM and DMI wants to be sure his house is ready for his arrival.

“DMI is a nonprofit and we depend on the kindness of the community to keep us going,” Joey Phillips, chairman of the Design Committee, said. “Even though Christmas is just over a month away, many people are already either putting up their decorations or planning what décor they intend to display this year. DMI, like we have in years past, have arranged a partnership with Lynch Creek Farm to help with that décor.”

By using the DMI link to access Lynch Creek Farms, the Milford community can find wreaths, centerpieces, tabletop trees, garland, swags,  and other gifts to help with their decorating needs. There are also fall-themed decorations and dried floral arrangements. Each order gives 15 percent cash back to the Santa House. Don’t need a wreath or décor this year? There is also a button to simply donate to the DMI Santa House without making a purchase.

Lynch Creek Farms began as a hobby in 1980, designed as a way to keep three Hunter children out of trouble by keeping them employed while they attended school.  Originally, they sold their items at local farmer’s markets. The youngest son, Andrew, stayed with the business, continuing the tradition of creating stunning Christmas décor while also selling dahlia flowers in the summer.

Flyers with a QR code are available at the DMI office or may be found in downtown businesses, located at 10 South Walnut Street, or visit https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/teams/300719-milford-santa-house-2023.

In addition to the wreath sale, DMI is also looking for elves to assist with the arrival of Santa. Simply register to be an elf in the Parade of Elves and meet at Bridging the Gap Thrift Store, located at 21 Southeast Front Street, at 10 AM on Saturday, November 25. All elves will be entered into a drawing where they could win a gift certificate to a local business.

“Be sure to wear your best elf uniform,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of DMI, said. “At 10:15 AM, the elves will walk along the Riverwalk to the grassy area outside of the Riverfront Theatre to await Santa’s arrival.”

Anyone interested in joining the Parade of Elves should call DMI at 302-839-1180 or stop by the office at 10 South Walnut Street.

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