Monthly Archives: November 2019


ALL INVITED to Attend the Fifth Milford Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29

Highlights to Include a Visit from Santa and the Holiday Carol Sing-along by the Greater Milford Community Chorus

Citizens for Milford is planning the Fifth Annual Milford Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Draper Memorial Park on the evening of Friday, November 29. All Milford residents are invited to arrive starting at 5:30 p.m. for cookies and hot chocolate. The tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. This community event is free and open to everyone.

Highlights of this year’s event will include the holiday carol sing-along led by members of the Greater Milford Community Chorus, as well as a special visit from Santa Claus. Santa will arrive at 5:45 p.m. and will visit with kids and families until the event ends at 7:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to take their own photos with Santa.

Event Chairwoman Nancy Wojick states, “Citizens for Milford invites all Milford residents to join us for the fifth year of the Christmas Tree Lighting. The ceremony provides a wonderful opportunity for Milford families and neighbors to gather, even for a short while, as a community to celebrate the peace and joy of the season.”

If it rains or snows heavily on November 29, Citizens for Milford plans to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. but will scale back other activities as needed.

Citizens for Milford is thrilled to be collaborating with the Greater Milford Community Chorus, Milford’s Red Heat Tavern, the Milford Public Schools Food Service, and the Milford Parks Department to provide the best possible community event this year. The group also extends sincere gratitude to David Sanches of Busy Bee Landscaping and Construction for last year’s planting of the beautiful, thriving tree and to Milford Commandery No. 11 for last year’s donation of the tree lights.


Milford residents came together on Monday, November 11, 2019 to honor and thank our valiant veterans during the Veterans Day Parade and ceremony. The Milford Medal of Liberty Committee and Citizens for Milford were honored to host this year’s ceremony in Draper Memorial Park at the conclusion of the parade, during which several guests spoke about their own and their families’ military experiences and sacrifices.

We express our deepest gratitude to all our veterans. We also thank all the Milford residents who not only marched and participated in the parade, but also those enthusiastic folks who stationed themselves along the parade route to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families.

Lastly, we also extend sincerest gratitude to the Milford Veterans Services Department and the Milford Parks Commission for enthusiastically supporting both the Veterans Day Ceremony and the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags project. We also thank the leadership and students in the Milford High School Music Department for performing at the Veterans Day Ceremony.